Monday, August 04, 2008

TTAB Posts August 2008 Hearing Schedule

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled seven (7) hearings for the month of August, 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.

August 12, 2008 - 10 AM: In re TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG, Serial No. 79021358 [Section 2(d) refusal of TruWeld for industrial machine tools and lasers for laser welding, on the ground of likely confusion with the registered mark TRU-WELD for "fastening devices including welding studs and shear connectors." (Note: The Board set aside its March 25, 2008 decision (here) and scheduled this oral argument because it had not acted on Applicant's timely request for argument.)]

August 14, 2008 - 10 AM: In re Cargo Cosmetics Corp., Serial No. 77002927 [Section 2(d) refusal of PURSEGLOSS for lipstick, lip gloss, and lip balm, in light of the registered mark PURSE POWDER for cosmetic face powder].

August 14, 2008 - 2 PM: In re Daktronics, Inc., Serial No. 76391084 [Genericness refusal to register, on the Supplemental Register, the designation SPORTS WIRE for "electronic transmission of sports information onto electronic displays and scoreboards"].

August 19, 2008 - 2 PM: Health Ventures Partners v. Evans, Cancellation No. 92045171 [Section 2(d) petition for cancellation of a registration for NATURE'S CORE for "nutritional supplements" in view of the registered mark NATURE'S CODE for "vitamins and nutritional supplements"].

August 20, 2008 - 2 PM: Igloo Prods. Corp. v. Brantex, Inc., Opposition No. 91095892 [[Section 2(e)(1) opposition alleging mere descriptiveness of and lack of acquired distinctiveness for KOOL PAK for insulated carrying cases, tote bags, and carrying bags].

August 21, 2008 - 2 PM: The Black Dog Tavern Co. v. Juras, Oppositions Nos. 91152364 and 91153557 [Section 2(d) and fraud-based oppositions to registration of the marks YELLOW DOG NANTUCKET in standard character and design form for various clothing items, in view of the registered mark THE BLACK DOG and a Dog Design mark for clothing and other goods and services].

August 27, 2008 - 10 AM: In re Zheng Cai, Serial No. 78821249 [Section 2(d) refusal of TAI CHI GREEN TEE & Design for "Woolong tea, Black tea; beverages made of Woolong tea and Black tea; Green tea, beverage made of green tea," as likely to cause confusion with the registered mark TAI CHI & Design for herbal teas].

Text Copyright John L. Welch 2008.


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