Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on these Four Mere Descriptiveness Appeals
Here are four recent appeals from mere descriptiveness refusals under Section 2(e)(1). Let's see how you do with them, keeping in mind that, by my estimation, the Board affirms more than 80% of these refusals. [Answers in first comment].
In re Sweet Dreamzzz, Inc., Serial No. 85769368 (December 2, 2014) [not precedential]. [Mere descriptiveness refusal of R.E.M. for "educational services, namely, providing courses of instruction and training in the field of sleep"].
In re Clearsounds Communications, Serial No. 85798182 (December 1, 2014) [not precedential]. [Mere descriptiveness refusal of HEARING NEWS NETWORK for "development, operation and and administration of digital signage systems and digital advertising systems for others, namely, providing advertising space by electronic means and global computer information networks].
In re Allegis Group, Inc., Serial No. 85802125 (November 24, 2014) [not precedential]. [Mere descriptiveness refusal of RECRUITMENT PARTNERSHIP ORGANIZATION for "Employment agency services, namely, filling the temporary and permanent staffing needs of businesses; Employment hiring, recruiting, placement, staffing and career networking services; Human capital management outsourcing services; Outsourcing in the field of temporary and permanent employment staffing; Outsourcing services" [ORGANIZATION disclaimed]].
In re 0950702 BC Ltd., Serial No. 85780769 (November 14, 2014) [not precedential]. [Mere descriptiveness refusal of DOG SHAMING for "Printed matter, namely, books in the field of entertainment, photo albums, calendars, greeting cards, post cards, and posters" and for "Entertainment services, namely, providing photographs and images of pets with added captions and comments on-line and in mobile wireless form"].
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Text Copyright John L. Welch 2014.