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In re Internet Promise Group LLC, Serial No. 85892404 (March 23, 2015) [not precedential]. [Mere descriptiveness refusal of EAR NATURAL for "a packaging with a dropper that contains limited quantity of mustard oil, for dropping oil drops in the ear canal, for cure of middle ear infection, without use of antibiotics"].
In re EBCO, Inc., Serial No. 85894991 (March 27, 2015) [not precedential]. [Mere descriptiveness refusal of LOCKDOWN MAGNET for "magnets" [MAGNET disclaimed]].
In re Hookah Portable Enterprises, Inc., Serial No. 85829768 (March 27, 2015) [not precedential]. [Mere descriptiveness refusal of HOOKAH PORTABLE & Design for "electronic hookahs; hookahs" [HOOKAH disclaimed]].
In re Dish Network LLC, Serial No. 85851513 (April 2, 2015) [not precedential]. [Mere descriptiveness refusal of SMARTBOX for "set-top box"].
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Text Copyright John L. Welch 2015.