TTAB Posts August 2013 Hearing Schedule
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled seven (7) 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, 2013 - 2 PM: In re Datapipe, Inc., Serial No. 85173828 [Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusal of YOUR CLOUD for "electronic data storage services, namely, storing electronic data at data centers; Computer services in the nature of providing an integrated suite of data and computer related services, namely, electronic data storage"].
August 13, 2013 - 10 AM: Clear Choice Holdings, LLC v. Implant Direct Int'l., Opposition No. 91190485 [Section 2(d) opposition to registration of REAL CHOICE in view of the registered marks CLEARCHOICE, CLEARCHOICE DENTAL IMPLANTS, and CLEARCHOICE DENTAL IMPLANT CENTER, all for dental implant services].
August 21, 2013 - 2 PM: In re Monica Krause, Serial No. 79071482 [Refusal of CE'REAL for "confectionery, namely, candy, chocolate and chocolate products, namely, chocolates and chocolate candy, wafers, pastilles; pastries, cookie based snack bars, ice-cream, preparations for making the aforementioned goods, namely, cocoa powder, cake mixes, cookie mixes, mixes for making ice-cream" on the grounds of mere descriptiveness under Section 2(e)(1) and improper deletion of the standard character claim (as an unacceptable amendment to the drawing)].
August 22, 2013 - 11 AM: Harry Winston, Inc. and Harry Winston Ultimate Timepiece SA v. Bruce Winston Gem Corp., Opposition No. 91153147 [Opposition to registration of BRUCE WINSTON for jewelry on the grounds of likelihood of confusion with the registered mark WINSTON and HARRY WINSTON for jewelry, and fraud].
August 27, 2013 - 10 AM: In re Visionstar, Inc., Serial No. 85319715 [Section 2(d) refusal of MAXGAIN for "natural supplements for male enhancement" in light of the registered mark MAXIMUM GAIN for food, herbal, and other supplements].
August 28, 2013 - 11 AM: In re Autodesk, Inc., Serial No. 78852798 et al. [Refusals to register DWG, DWG & Design, DWG TRUEVIEW, DWG TRUECONVERT, and DWG EXTREME for "computer software for data management and creation and manipulation of engineering and design data, particularly adapted for engineering, architecture, manufacturing, building, and construction applications, together with instruction manuals sold as a unit; computer-aided design software; computer software for animation, graphics and design modeling applications" on the ground that DWG is merely descriptive of the goods and lacks acquired distinctiveness].
August 29, 2013 - 2 PM: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc. v. Carl's Bar & Delicatessen, Inc., Opposition No. 91188150 [Opposition to registration of CARL'S BAR and CARL'S BAR & DELICATESSEN for "restaurant, bar and catering services" on the ground of likelihood of confusion with, and likely dilution of, the registered mark CARL'S, JR., in standard character and various design forms, for restaurant services].
Text Copyright John L. Welch 2013.