Monday, October 04, 2010

Place Your Bets: TTAB Posts October 2010 Hearing Schedule

Any predictions on the six (6) TTAB hearings scheduled for the month of October (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 (lower right-hand corner)]. Briefs and other papers for these cases may be found at TTABVUE via the links provided.

October 12, 2010 - 11 AM: Bose Corporation v. Tofasco of America, Inc, Opposition No. 91176670 [Section 2(d) opposition to LIFE STYLING for "portable and handheld digital electronic devices" in view of the registered mark LIFESTYLE for "loudspeaker systems; music systems consisting of a loudspeaker system and power amplifier and at least one of a CD player, tape player and radio tuner; home theatre systems; home entertainment systems; digital circuitry for the afore-mentioned products; and custom design and installation of the afore-mentioned products"].

October 13, 2010 - 2 PM: Liberty Bell Equipment Corp. v. Graco Minnesota Inc., Opposition No. 91177965 [Section 2(d) opposition to FINISHPRO for paint sprayers in view of the registered mark FINISH PRO for paint and paint-related products for automobile, marine, and industrial use].

October 21, 2010 - 2 PM: Nestle Prepared Foods Company v.V&V Enterprises Incorporated , Opposition No. 91167465 [Opposition to registration of PF POCKET FOODS CORPORATION & Design for pocket sandwiches [POCKET FOODS CORPORATION disclaimed], on the grounds of abandonment and likelihood of confusion with the registered marks HOT POCKETS and LEAN POCKETS for ready-to-each frozen bread with fruit, meat, cheese, and/or vegetable filling].

October 26, 2010 - 2 PM: Magno-Humphries, Inc. v. Bluebonnet Nutrition Corp., Opposition Nos. 91178358 and 91179048 [Consolidated Section 2(d) oppositions to registration of OPTIMUM ENZYMES and OPTIMUM C-1000MG for nutritional supplements, in view of the registered mark OPTIMUM for vitamins and supplements].

October 27, 2010 - 10 AM: In re Eddie Bauer, Inc., Serial No. 77411442 [Section 2(d) refusal to register the mark YUKON CLASSIC for backpacks and clothing [CLASSIC disclaimed] in light of the registered mark YUKON for footwear, backpacks, and clothing].

October 28, 2010 - 10:30 AM: In re Staples The Office Superstore LLC, Serial No. 78411419 [Section 2(d) refusal to register ONE.TOUCH for "non-electric staplers and hole punchers," on the ground of likelihood of confusion with the registered mark ONE-TOUCH for ring binders].

Text Copyright John L. Welch 2010.


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