Friday, February 01, 2008

TTAB Posts February 2008 Hearing Schedule

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled six hearings for the month of February, as listed below. The hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building. [The hearing schedule and other details regarding attendance may be found at the TTAB website (lower right-hand corner)]. Briefs and other papers for these cases may be found at TTABVUE via the links provided.

February 6, 2008 - 2 PM: American Italian Pasta Co. v. Barilla Alimentare S.p.A., Opposition No. 91161373 [Section 2(d) opposition to registration of the mark BARILLA - AMERICA'S FAVORITE PASTA for pasta, based on Opposer's alleged prior use of the mark AMERICA'S FAVORITE PASTA for pasta].

February 7, 2008 - 11 AM: In re Digital Oilfield, Inc., Serial No. 76127133 [ Genericness refusal of DIGITAL OILFIELD for various software products and computer-related services in the oil and gas industry].

February 7, 2008 - 2 PM: In re Timezone Trademark Mgmt Ltd., Serial No. 78523456 [Section 2(d) refusal of the mark shown immediately below, for retail stores and other services relating to watches and clocks, on the ground of likely confusion with the registered marks TIMEZONE & Design for watches and clocks, and TIMEZONE for advertising agencies and business management services].

February 14, 2008 - 11 AM: In re Right-On Co., Ltd., Serial No. 79011373) [Section 2(d) refusal of the mark HONEYSUCKLE ROSE for various clothing items, in light of the the registered mark HONEYSUCKLE for various clothing items].

February 19, 2008 - 11 AM: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Loufrani, Oppositions Nos. 91150278 and 91154632 [Oppositions to registration of the SMILEY & Design mark shown below (face design disclaimed) for hundreds of identified goods and services, on the ground of likely confusion with Opposer's previously used design mark, and on the ground of failure to function as a mark].

February 21, 2008 - 2 PM: In re Arizona Lacrosse, LLC, Serial Nos. 78561842 and 78561843 [ Section 2(d) refusal to register the mark STING ARIZONA in standard characters and design form for various clothing items in view of the registered mark STING for various clothing items].

Text Copyright John L. Welch 2008.


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