TTAB Posts December 2009 Hearing Schedule
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled seven (7) hearings for the month of December, as listed below. The hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. [The hearing schedule and other details regarding attendance may be found at the TTAB website.] Briefs and other papers for these cases may be found at TTABVUE via the links provided.
December 3, 2009 - 10 AM: In re Capital Blue Cross, Serial No. 78869843 [Section 2(d) refusal to register AVALON for "Issuing group and individual health insurance policies and offering as a licensed insurer such health insurance policies and the administration thereof excluding acting as a broker or insurance agent" in view of the registered marks A AVALON Consulting Insurance/Reinsurance Claims Management, AVALON CONSULTING, and AVALON RISK MANAGEMENT for various insurance-related services].
December 8, 2009 - 2 PM: Bridgestone Firestone North America Tire, LLC v. Federal Corporation, Opposition No. 91168556 [Section 2(d) opposition to MILANZA for tires in view of the registered marks POTENZAand TURANZA, and the mark ALENZA, for tires].
December 9, 2009 - 10 AM: Eddy Packing Co. Inc. v. H.E. Butt Grocery Company, Cancellation No. 92041545 [Petition for cancellation of a Supplemental Registration for the mark FULLY COOKED for prepared entrees consisting primarily of meat, on the grounds of genericness and fraud].
December 10, 2009 - 11 AM: In re Unidos Financial Services, Inc., Serial No. 77042799 [Section 2(d) refusal to register UNIDOS (Stylized) for financial services, namely, money transfer services, in light of the registered mark UNITED for "financial services, namely, checking cashing, money transfer and money order services"].
December 10, 2009 - 2 PM: LT2, LLC and Kenneth Cole Productions (LIC) Inc. v. Andrew Craig, Opposition No. 91161781 [Opposition to the mark LE TIGRE for "writing instruments namely fountain pens, ball point pens, felt and fiber tip pens and markers, all the foregoing goods not relating to baseball or softball or a baseball or softball team" and for "small leather goods, namely, cases for diaries and daily planners; and brief case type portfolios, all the foregoing goods not relating to baseball or softball or a baseball or softball team" on the grounds of likelihood of confusion with, and likely dilution of, the registered mark LE TIGRE for clothing].
December 16, 2009 - 2 PM: National Pork Board and National Pork Producers Council v. Supreme Lobster and Seafood Company, Opposition No. 91166701 [Opposition to registration of THE OTHER RED MEAT for fresh and frozen salmon on the grounds of likelihood of confusion with, and likelihood of dilution of, the registered mark THE OTHER WHITE MEAT for “association services, namely, promoting the interests of members of the pork industry”].
December 22, 2009 - 2 PM: In re OnForce, Inc., Serial No. 77048972 [Section 2(d) refusal to register ON and Design (left below) for "providing online electronic bulletin boards for the posting and transmission of messages among and between computer users concerning products, services and business opportunities" in view of the registered mark ON and Design (right below) for “telecommunication services, namely, electronic transmission of voice messages and data.”].
Text Copyright John L. Welch 2009.