Monday, January 05, 2015

TTAB Posts January 2015 Hearing Schedule

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled five (5) oral hearings for the month of January, 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.

January 14, 2015- 2 PM: Omega SA v. National Mentoring Partnership, Inc./Mentor, Opposition No. 91172812 [Opposition to registration of the mark shown below, for various goods and services, including jewelry, paper goods, clothing, advertising and marketing services, charitable fundraising services, and educational services, on the grounds of non-use and of likelihood of confusion with opposer's allegedly famous marks OMEGA and Ω for watches, pens and pencils, clothing, and charitable services].

January 15, 2015 - 10 AM: In re Summit Entertainment, LLC, Serial No. 85566177 [Section 2(d) refusal to register SUMMIT BASE CAMP FILM MUSIC for "music publishing services" in view of the mark BASECAMP, registered in the stylized form shown below, for services including "music publishing services” and “multimedia entertainment services in the nature of recording, production and post-production services in the field of music; production of sound and music video recordings"].

January 15, 2015 - 11 AM: In re I.Am.Symbolic, LLC by assignment from William Adams, Serial Nos. 85044494, 85044495, and 85044496 [Refusals to register the mark I AM for cosmetics and personal products, "all associated with William Adams, professionally known as," in class 3, for sunglasses and sunglass cases "associated with William Adams, professionally known as," in class 9, and for jewelry, watches, and other goods, including "rubber wristbands in the nature of bracelets," in class 14, in view of the registered marks I AM for perfume, I AM (Stylized) for sunglasses and jewelry, and I AM for "silicone stretchable wrist band in the nature of a bracelet"].

January 28, 2015 - 11 AM: In re Okamoto Corporation, Serial No. 85739429[Refusal to register OKAMOTO for "leggings; tights; socks; stockings; trousers; panties; shorts and briefs; sock suspenders; leg warmers; arm warmers; thermal underwear; neck warmers; spats; garters; waistbands; slippers; shoes; uniforms; wristbands " on the ground that the mark is primarily merely surname under Section 2(e)(4)].

January 29, 2015 - 10 AM: In re Vera Payment Plans, LLC, Serial Nos. 85814705/85866509 [Section 2(d) refusal to register VERA for "Financial services, namely, providing financing for motor vehicle dealers to offer vehicle service contract" in view of the registered marks VERA FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS for “financial advice and consultancy services” and VERA FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS & Design for “financial advice and consultancy services” [FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS disclaimed in both marks]].

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Text Copyright John L. Welch 2015.


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