Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability: Which One of these Mere Descriptiveness Refusals Was Reversed?
The TTAB reversed the PTO in one of these four Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness cases summarized below. [Actually, the fourth refusal was based on Applicant's refusal to disclaim "I/O"]. Let's see how you do with them. Do you see any WYHA's here?
In re Madetoorder, Inc., Serial No. 77861639 (June 29, 2012) [not precedential]. [Refusal of MADETOORDER for "“on-line design services for others in the field of personalized and custom design transfers, namely, text, pictures and graphics for imprinting on apparel"].
In re HEB Grocery Company, LP, Serial No. 85027087 (June 29, 2012) [not precedential]. [Refusal of XTREME HEAT for “cheese flavored snacks, namely, cheese curls"].
In re Mata Dolores, Serial No. 85309094 (June 28, 2012) [not precedential]. [Refusal to register POCKET HAT for hats [HAT disclaimed]].
In re IO Data Centers, LLC, Serial No. 77902194 (June 26, 2012) [not precedential]. [Refusal to register I/O ANYWHERE for "high density enclosures for computer servers and computer equipment" based on Applicant's failure to disclaim "I/O"].
TTABlog hint: No hint this time. You're on your own.
Text Copyright John L. Welch.