Monday, November 01, 2010

TTAB Posts November 2010 Hearing Schedule

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled five (5) oral hearings for the month of November, 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 (lower right-hand corner)]. Briefs and other papers for these cases may be found at TTABVUE via the links provided.

November 4, 2010 - 2 PM: Zao Gruppa Predpriyatij Ost and Zao Ost Aqua v. Vosk International Co., Opposition No. 91168423 [Dispute between Russian manufacturer and U.S. distributor over ownership of three marks for sparkling water].

November 9, 2010 - 2 PM: Stoncor Group Inv. v. Les Pierres Stonedge Inc., Opposition No. 91181621 [Section 2(d) opposition to registration of STONEDGE for precast decorative stone, in view of an alleged family of STON-formative marks for adhesive, grout, and mortar products].

November 16, 2010 - 11 AM: In re , Serial No. 77542010 [Section 2(d) refusal to register LOWFARES.COM for on-line price comparison services and on-line information regarding travel and lodging in light of the registered mark LOWESTFARE.COM for travel agency services].

November 16, 2010 - 2 PM: UMG Recordings Inc v. Mattel, Inc., Opposition No. 91176791 [Section 2(d) opposition to MOTOWN METAL for toy vehicles based upon the registered mark MOTOWN MUSIC REVIEW for "retail gift store featuring music, clothing, reading materials and souvenirs"].

November 18, 2010 - 2 PM: The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company v. Life Ventures Corp., Opposition No. 91179205 [Section 2(d) opposition to LIFE FOR THE LIVING for life insurance agency services in view of the registered mark LIFE INSURANCE FOR LIVING for "universal life insurance underwriting that prepays the death benefit for long-term care"].

Text Copyright John L. Welch 2010.


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