TTAB Posts August 2012 Hearing Schedule
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled eight (8) 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 8, 2012 - 11 AM: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System v. Southern Illinois Miners, LLC, Opposition Nos. 91183196 and 91183698 [Sections 2(d) and 43(c) oppositions to MINERS and SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS & Design for professional baseball entertainment services and ancillary goods, in light of the registered marks MINERS and several mining-related designs for collegiate athletic entertainment services and ancillary goods].
August 8, 2012 - 2 PM: Syndicat Des Proprietaires Viticulteurs De Chateauneuf-Du-Pape v. Etablissements Quinson, Opposition No. 91179408 [Section 2(d) opposition to CHEMIN DES PAPES for "wines, sparkling wines, distilled spirits and liquors," in view of the registered mark CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CONTROLE & Design for "wine that originates from chateauneuf-du-Pape"].
August 9, 2012 - 2 PM: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. All Green Environment LLC, Opposition No. 91191751 [Opposition to registration of the design mark shown below left, for various clothing items and for online retail store services, on the grounds of likelihood of confusion with and likely dilution of the registered design mark shown below right, for online retail department store and retail department store services].
August 14, 2012 - 10 AM: In re Nordic Naturals, Inc., Serial No. 77131419 [Refusal to register CHILDREN'S DHA for "nutritional supplements containing DHA" on the grounds of deceptiveness and genericness, and alternative on the ground of mere descriptiveness and lack of acquired distinctiveness].
August 14, 2012 - 11 AM: In re Nordic Naturals, Inc., Serial No. 77752741 [Refusal to register CHILDREN'S DHA in the stylized form shown below, for "nutritional supplements containing DHA" on the ground of genericness, or alternatively, mere descriptiveness and lack of acquired distinctiveness].
August 14, 2012 - 2 PM: King Par, LLC v. John S. Franklin, Cancellations Nos. 92052163 and 92052950 [Section 2(d) petition for cancellation of DIAMOND GOLF for golf gear in view of the registered marks DIAMOND for golf clubs, consolidated with a petition for cancellation of the DIAMOND registration on the ground of abandonment.
August 22, 2012 - 10 AM: Nationstar Mortgage LLC v. Mujahid Ahmad, Opposition No. 91177036 [Opposition to registration of NATIONSTAR for “real estate brokerage; rental of real estate; real estate management services, namely, management of commercial and residential properties; real estate investment; residential and commercial property and insurance brokerage; mortgage brokerage; and business finance procurement services” on the alternative grounds of fraud, lack of bona fide intent, and section 2(d) likelihood of confusion with the previously-used mark NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE for real estate and mortgage services].
August 30, 2012 - 10 AM: In re SV Spirits, Ltd., Serial No. 85006865 [Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusal of PORNSTAR for "Alcoholic beverages except beers; Distilled Spirits; Gin; Japanese white liquor (shochu); Liquor; Sake; Tequila; Vodka; Whiskey; Wines and sparkling wines"].
Text Copyright John L. Welch 2012.