Wednesday, August 03, 2011

TTAB Posts August 2011 Hearing Schedule

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

August 2, 2011 - 11 AM: L'Oreal USA, Inc. v. Robert Victor Marcon, Opposition No. 91184456 [Opposition to registration of L'OREAL PARIS for aloe vera drinks, on the grounds of likelihood of confusion with, and likely dilution of, the marks L'OREAL and L'OREAL PARIS for cosmetics, and on the ground of lack of bona fide intent].

August 9, 2011 - 11 AM: In re Lori Goldstein , Serial Nos. 77667009 and 77666448 [Section 2(d) refusal to register the mark LOGO in standard character and stylized form, in view of the registered mark LOGO GEAR, for overlapping clothing items].

August 11, 2011 - 11 AM: In re Hartz Hotel Services, Inc., Serial No. 76692673 [Section 2(d) refusal of GRAND HOTELS NYC for hotel services in view of two registrations for the mark GRAND HOTEL for hotel, restaurant, and convention services].

August 17, 2011 - 2 PM: In re Papyrus-Recycled Greetings, Inc., Serial Nos. 77252690, 77252698, and 77252707 [Appeal from disclaimer requirement of "recycled paper" in the marks RECYCLED PAPER GREETINGS, COMIC RELEAF RECYCLED PAPER GREETINGS and design, and RECYCLED PAPER GREETINGS and design, for greeting cards].

August 23, 2011 - 10 AM: In re Modern Woodmen of America, Serial No. 77308794, 77308779, and 77308822 [Section 2(d) refusal of the mark shown below for "banking services including checking and savings account services, credit card services, and loan services, namely, consumer and mortgage loan services," in view of the registered marks WOODMEN OF THE WORLD for "underwriting of insurance;" OMAHA WOODMEN for "underwriting of insurance;" WOODMEN FINANCIAL SERVICES for "financial services, namely, broker-dealer services and insurance agency services in the field of variable life and annuity insurance policies and mutual funds;" WOODMEN MORTGAGE SERVICES for "mortgage banking services;" WOODMEN INSURANCE AGENCY for "general insurance agency;" and WOODMEN OF THE WORLD for "underwriting of life insurance"].

August 25, 2011 - 10 AM: Judith Mendez v. Dita, Inc., Oppositions Nos. 91167828 and 91170265 [Section 2(d) consolidated opposition to registration of DITA for jewelry, leather goods, and clothing, based on the alleged prior use of the identical mark and the mark DITA DE LEON for the same "categories" of goods].

August 25, 2011 - 2 PM: Ahold Licensing, S.A. v. Premium Nutritional Products, Inc., Opposition No. 91180170 [Section 2(d) opposition to NATURE'S PROMISE for "food for caged birds, pet food for small mammals, hay," in view of the identical mark registered for various food products for humans].

Text Copyright John L. Welch 2011.


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