Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on These Three Section 2(e)(1) Refusals
The TTAB recently ruled on the appeals from the three Section 2(e)(1) refusals summarized below. Let's see how you do with them, keeping in mind that the Board affirms, in my estimate, more than 80% of these refusals. By the way, do you see any WYHA's here?
In re Casio Keisanki Kabushiki Kaisha, DBA Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Serial No. 77884436 (October 18, 2012) [not precedential]. [Mere descriptiveness refusal of PREMIUM AUTO for digital cameras].
In re William E. Gridley, Serial No. 85127536 (October 24, 2012) [not precedential]. [Mere descriptiveness refusal of BOAT VENT for "ventilators for covers, namely, vehicle covers, tarps, canopies, umbrellas" [BOAT disclaimed]].
In re Milo Shammas Serial No. 77758863 (October 25, 2012) [not precedential]. [Refusal to register PROBIOTIC for fertilizer on the ground of genericness (sic!) under Section 2(e)(1)].
Big TTABlog hint: They all came out the same way.
Text Copyright John L. Welch 2012.