TTAB Posts October 2014 Hearing Schedule
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled 5 (five) oral hearings for the month of October, as listed below. Except for the first (in Boston), 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.
October 3, 2014 - 10:30 AM (Northeastern University School of Law): Diamond Power International v. Clyde Bergemann, Inc., Opposition No. 91201996 [Opposition to registration of the mark ASHCON for "consulting services in the field of custom manufacturing of industrial equipment for power plants, mainly bottom ash dewatering systems," in class 40, and for "consulting services in the field of design and development of industrial equipment for power plants, mainly bottom ash dewatering systems," in class 42, on the grounds of likelihood of confusion under Section 2(d) with several registered ASH and ASH-formative marks for ash-conveying equipment, and mere descriptiveness under Section 2(e)(1).].
October 8, 2014 - 11 AM: In re Flatiron Partners, LLC, Serial No. 85699903 [Section 2(d) refusal to register FLATIRON PARTNERS for "managing hedge fund portfolios directed to high wealth, sophisticated individual investors and to sophisticated non-hedge fund corporate entities" in view of the registered mark FLATIRON CAPITAL (standard character) for"financing and loan services"].
October 28, 2014 - 10 AM: In re Michelin North America, Inc., Serial No. 85077031 [Refusal to register 1-800-TIRE-911 for vehicle tire and maintenance services and emergency roadside assistance services, on the ground that the term is merely informational and fails to function as a service mark].
October 28, 2014 - 2 PM: In re PC Laptops, LLC, Serial Nos. 77780768 and 77780823 [Refusal to register PC LAPTOPS for "computers, laptops, and portable computers" and for "retail store services in the field of computer hardware and software," on the grounds of genericness and, alternatively, mere descriptiveness under Section 2(e)(1)].
October 30, 2014 - 2 PM: In re PHNJ, LLC, Serial No. 85690501 [Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusal of MEMORY CARE LIVING for "management of health care clinics for others" ].
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Text Copyright John L. Welch 2014.