Tuesday, November 01, 2011

TTAB Posts November 2011 Hearing Schedule

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled six (6) 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 3, 2011 - 11 AM: In re Cold Spring Granite Company, Serial No. 77888783 [Section 2(d) refusal of SIERRA WHITE for "granite, cut stone, dimensional stone, slabs of granite, and monumental stone," in view of the registered mark SIERRA STONE for "cast stone"].

November 8, 2011 - 2 PM: In re Quicksilver, Inc., Serial No. 77734610 [Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusal of SURF COUTURE for a variety of optical goods, clothing and clothing accessories].

November 15, 2011 - 2 PM: Stoncor Group, Inc. v. Specialty Coatings, Inc., Opposition No. 91187787 [Opposition to ARMORSTONE for "clear and pigmented coatings used in the nature of paint; Glazes; House paint; Interior paint; Mixed paints; Paint for concrete floors; Paint primers; Paint sealers; Paint thinner; Paints; Paints and lacquers; Pavement striping paint; Epoxy coating for use on concrete industrial floors," on the grounds of mere descriptiveness and likelihood of confusion with various registered marks containing the prefix STON- for goods that include epoxy hardeners].

November 16, 2011 - 2 PM: In re University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc., Serial No. 77781694 [Section 2(d) refusal of TIF for "turfgrass" in view of the registered mark TIFBLAIR THE CERTIFIED CENTIPEDE & design for "grass seed" [CERTIFIED CENTIPEDE disclaimed].

November 17, 2011 - 2 PM: In re The Advice Company, Serial No. 77005059 [Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusal of ATTORNEYPAGES for "Providing an on-line searchable commercial information directory on the Internet featuring information regarding lawyers and legal service providers and business information in the field of lawyers and legal service providers," and Section 2(d) refusal in light of the registered mark ATTORNEYYELLOWPAGES.COM for "on-line business directories featuring attorneys"].

November 22, 2011 - 2 PM: American Computer Associates, Inc. v. Model American Computer Corporation, Cancellation No. 92023939 [Petition for cancellation (filed in 1995) of a registration for the mark MODEL AMERICAN for "computer hardware, namely processor, keyboard, monitor and memory unit and computer utility programs," on the ground of abandonment].

Text Copyright John L. Welch 2011.


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