Has the Oldest Pending TTAB Case Reached the End of the Line?
Is the end near for the oldest pending TTAB case, United Black Fund v. National Black United Fund, Inc., Cancellation No. 92013503, filed on September 9, 1982? [last TTABlogged here]. After nearly 25 years of suspension, the case was revived last year. In March 2010, the Board issued a new testimony schedule, assigning Petitioner a testmony period closing on December 29, 2010. Last week, Respondent filed a motion to dismiss under Rule 2.132(a) because Petitioner took no testimony and submitted no evidence.
Well, if this is the end of the line for this cancellation proceeding, one must ask: what case will take its place as the oldest pending TTAB proceeding?
Text Copyright John L. Welch 2009-10.