Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on These Three Mere Descriptiveness Appeals
Here are three recent appeals from mere descriptiveness refusals under Section 2(e)(1) [Actually, one was a disclaimer requirement]. 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. Hint: at least one refusal was reversed and at least one was affirmed].
In re Affinity Gaming, Serial No. 85909611 (April 16, 2015) [not precedential]. [Requirement for disclaimer of the word SEVENS in the mark SILVER SEVENS for casino and casino services].
In re Free-Flow Packaging International, Inc., Serial No. 85679090 (April 27, 2015) [not precedential]. [Mere descriptiveness refusal of POWER PAK’R for “machines for manufacturing and dispensing packing material"].
In re Lloyd, Serial No. 85639318 (April 27, 2015) [not precedential]. [Mere descriptiveness refusal of ARTISTS COLLECTIVE ENTERPRISE for downloadable graphic novels and comic books].
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Text Copyright John L. Welch 2015.