TTAB Posts August 2014 Hearing Schedule
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled four (4) 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 5, 2014 - 2 PM: In re Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc., Serial No. 85598829 and 85598831 [Appeal from Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusal of WHOLESOMES for pet food, and requirement of disclaimer of WHOLESOMES in the mark SPORTMIX WHOLESOMES for pet food].
August 20, 2014 - 2 PM: In re BCA Research, Inc., Serial No. 77967732 [Section 2(d) refusal of BCA RESEARCH for electronic and printed publications, provision of information, and presentation of shows, events and educational seminars, all in the field of investment research and financial investments, in view of the registered mark BCA BURGESS, CHAMBERS & ASSOCIATES INC., in stylized form, for “Advice relating to investments; Fund investment consultation; Funds investment; Investment advisory services; Investment consultation; Investment management"].
August 26, 2014 - 2 PM: In re Bonhams & Butterfields Auctioneers Corporation, Serial Nos. 85443489 and 85443485 [Section 2(e)(4) refusal of BUTTERFIELDS for auction and appraisal services on the ground that the mark is primarily merely a surname].
August 28, 2014 - 2 PM: In re United Trademark Holdings, Inc., Serial No. 85706113 [Section 2(d) refusal of ZOMBIE CINDERELLA for dolls on the ground of likelihood of confusion with the registered mark WALT DISNEY’S CINDERELLA and design, also for dolls].
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Text Copyright John L. Welch 2014.