Monday, February 01, 2010

TTAB Posts February 2010 Hearing Schedule

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

February 3, 2010 - 2 PM: United Industries Corporation d/b/a Spectrum Brands v. OMS Investments, Inc., Opposition No. 91158240 [Opposition to registration of ANT-STOP for "pesticides for domestic use," on the grounds of abandonment and likelihood of confusion with an alleged family of "STOP" marks for lawn and garden products].

February 4, 2010 - 10:00 AM: In re United Pan Am Financial Corp. Serial No. 77262107 [Section 2(d) refusal to register the mark UNITED AUTO CREDIT CORPORATION for "loan financing services" ["AUTO CREDIT CORPORATION" disclaimed] in view of the registered mark UNITED AUTO (Stylized) for automobile dealerships and financing of automobiles].

February 4, 2010 - 10:30 AM: In re Madmann Trademark Holding Company, Ltd, Serial No. 77228194 [Section 2(d) refusal of MAVERICK for hotel and bar services in view of the identical mark for "restaurant services; contract food services"].

February 9, 2010 - 10 AM: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. v. Semiconductor Manufacturing International (Shanghai) Corporation, Oppositions Nos. 91171146 and 91171147 [Section 2(d) oppositions to registration of the mark SMIC & Design for semiconductors, integrated circuits, and parts and packaging therefor,and for custom manufacture and design thereof, in view of the registered mark TSMC & Design] for semiconductors and integrated circuits and their custom manufacture and design].

February 9, 2010 - 11 AM: In re Robbie H. Phillips, Serial No. 77277484 [Section 2(d) refusal of the mark SIREN for pre-recorded music and for live performances by a single death metal rock group, in view of the registered mark SIREN MUSIC FESTIVAL for "entertainment, namely, live music concerts"].

February 17, 2010 - 11 AM: Coach Services, Inc. v. Triumph Learning LLC, Opposition No. 91170112 [Opposition to registration of the marks COACH and COACH AMERICA'S BEST FOR STUDENT SUCCESS & Design for various educational materials on the grounds of mere descriptiveness and of likelihood of confusion with and dilution of the mark COACH registered for leather goods and various other products].

February 25, 2010 - 11 AM: Mag Instrument, Inc. v. The Brinkmann Corporation, Oppositions Nos 91163534, 91164169, and 91164340 [Three consolidated oppositions: (1) Mag's section 2(d) opposition to MAGNUM MAXFIRE for "Hand-held portable lights, namely flashlights and spotlights" in view of the registered mark MAG-NUM STAR and an alleged family of MAG marks for flashlights: (2) Brinkmann's opposition to registration of the design mark shown below, consisting of "two bands that encircle the flashlight," for flashlights, on the ground of functionality; and (3) Brinkmann's Section 2(d) opposition to registration of the mark MAG STAR for flashlights and flashlight accessories in view of the registered mark MAXSTAR for "electric lanterns"].

Text Copyright John L. Welch 2010.


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