TTAB Posts September 2011 Hearing Schedule
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled four (4) oral hearings for the month of September, 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.
September 22, 2011 - 2 PM: Abbott Laboratories v. Pet-Ag, Inc., Opposition No. 91170148 [Opposition to registration of DOGSURE and CATSURE for food supplements for dogs and cats, respectively, on the grounds of likelihood of confusion with, and likely dilution of, the registered marks ENSURE, PEDIASURE, and NEOSURE for nutritional supplement products].
September 23, 2011 - 3:30 PM: K. Hov IP II, Inc. v. Johnathan Benner-Ortega , Opposition No. 91185619 [Opposition to METRO LIVING & Design for "real estate brokerage services" on the grounds that the mark is primarily geographically descriptive under Section 2(e)(2), and that METRO LIVING is merely descriptive under Section 2(e)(1)].
September 27, 2011 - 11 AM: In re LodgeWorks, L.P., Serial Nos. 77705103 and 77705087 [Section 2(d) refusal to register the mark AVIA THE WOODLANDS & Design (shown below) for "hotel services; hotel services, namely, providing online information regarding hotel Accommodation rates; hotel services featuring incentive programs providing special guest services, amenities and awards to members," in view of the registered mark THE WOODLANDS in standard character and design form, for hotel services].
September 27, 2011 - 2 PM: In Bottega Veneta International S.a.r.l., Serial No. 77219184 [Refusal to register the mark depicted below, consisted of "the configuration of interlaced woven strips of leather forming a repeating weave pattern used over all or substantially all of the goods," for wallets, purses, and other leather goods, on the grounds of aesthetic and utilitarian functionality, mere ornamentality, and lack of acquired distinctiveness].
Text Copyright John L. Welch 2011.