Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability: Which One of these Four Mere Descriptiveness Refusals Was Reversed?
The TTAB recently ruled on the appeals from the four Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusals summarized below. Let's see how you do with them, keeping in mind that the Board affirms, by my estimate, more than 80% of these refusals. By the way, do you see any WYHA's here?
In re Tatham, Serial No. 77725646 (August 22, 2013) [not precedential]. [Refusal to register the mark GRAND PRIX RUGBY for "television broadcasting of rugby events and tournaments between rugby leagues" in Class 38; and "organizing and conducting rugby exhibitions and tournaments between rugby leagues" in Class 41 [RUGBY disclaimed]].
In re Brian Newville, Serial No. 85470364 (August 22, 2013) [not precedential]. [Refusal to register MANTLEMOUNT for "metal audio, video and computer wall and ceiling mounts" in International Class 6].
In re Assurant, Inc., Serial No. 85494137 (August 21, 2013) [not precedential]. [Refusal to register PREAUTHORIZED DEBIT PROTECTION for "underwriting and administration of payment protection insurance, namely, insuring payment of preauthorized payments" [PROTECTION disclaimed].
In re Goldberg, Serial No. 85365401 (August 19, 2013) [not precedential]. [Refusal to register THE DONUT for 'therapeutic hot and cold therapy packs"].
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Text Copyright John L. Welch 2013.