TTAB Posts November 2008 Hearing Schedule
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled eight (8) hearings for the month of November, as listed below. These 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.
November 6, 2008 - 10 AM: Stuart Spector Designs, Ltd., et al. v. Fender Musical Instruments Corp., Consolidated Oppositions Nos. 91161403, etc. [Sixteen consolidated oppositions to registration of the three product configuration marks shown below, for guitars, on the grounds of mere descriptiveness and genericness.]
November 18, 2008 - 11 AM: In re Erbel AG, Serial No. 76589789 [Section 2(d) refusal to register the mark K10 for detergents and cleaning agents not for use in commercial and industrial kitchens, in view of the registered mark KAY-10 for "concentrated sanitizer for commercial and industrial use on kitchen utensils and other food contact surfaces."]
November 19, 2008 - 10 AM: In re D.L. Ryan Companies, Ltd., Serial No. 78690250 [Section 2(d) refusal of RYAN iDIRECT for "promoting goods and services of others by direct marketing techniques and use of computer database information," in view of the registered mark IDIRECT for "marketing and advertising services, namely, promoting the goods and services of others by direct mail campaigns."]
November 19, 2008 - 11 AM: In re The New Zealand King Salmon Co. Ltd., Serial No. 76664911 [Section 2(d) refusal of the mark REGAL & Design [below left] for salmon, on the ground of likelihood of confusion with the registered mark REGAL & Design [below right] for crab meat.]
November 20, 2008 - 10 AM: In re United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union AFL-CIO.CLC, Serial No. 78815310 [Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusal of the mark STEELWORKERS for indicating membership in a labor organization.]
November 20, 2008 - 2 PM: In re The Boler Company, Serial No. 77059048 [Section 2(d) refusal of QUAANTUM for "trailer suspension systems, incorporating wheel end systems," in view of the registered mark QUANTUM for tires.]
November 25, 2008 - 10 AM: In re Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc., Serial No. 78876346 [Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusal of CHED'R'WEDGES for "pet food; pet treats."]
November 25, 2008 - 10:30 AM: In re Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc., Serial No. 76554967 [Section 2(e)(1) refusal of PORTERHOUSE STEAK TREATS for "pet food; pet treats" on the ground of mere descriptiveness or, alternatively, deceptive misdescriptiveness; Section 2(d) refusal on the ground of likelihood of confusion with the registered mark STEAK TREATS for "pet food."]
Text Copyright John L. Welch 2008.