Thursday, April 02, 2015

TTAB Posts April 2015 Hearing Schedule

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled four (4) oral hearings for the month of April, 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.

April 15, 2015 - 2 PM: Caterpillar Inc. v. Rodney P. Kelly, Opposition No. 91210124 [Opposition to registration of PETRACAT for "oil and gas well testing; engineering services in the field of oil and gas well testing; consulting in the field of engineering," on the grounds of likelihood of confusion with, and likely dilution of, the allegedly famous mark CAT for construction equipment].

April 16, 2015- 11 AM: Vita Zahnfabrik H. Rauter GmbH & Co. KG v. Green Luxury Brands Inc., Opposition No. 91203900 [Section 2(d) opposition to registration of VITACARE for toothpaste, mouthwash, and other oral care products, in view of the registered marks VITA and VITA-formatives for artificial teeth and related products sold to dentists and dental laboratories].

April 21, 2015 - 11 AM: In re Belron Hungary Kft. - Zug Branch , Serial No. 86047553 [Section 2(d) refusal to register the mark shown below, for "automobile dent, scratch and chip repair," on the ground of likelihood of confusion with the registered mark AUTO RESTORER for "providing online information and news in the field of vehicle repair, maintenance, rebuilding, customization, detailing and cleaning," and on the ground of failure to disclaim the term AUTORESTORE].

April 30, 2015 - 2 PM: L'Oreal USA, Inc. and L'Oreal v. Mikhail Levitin T/A Mikhail Levitin Institute, Opposition No. 91202898 [Opposition to registration of the mark shown below for "anti-aging cream" on the grounds of likelihood of confusion with, and likelihood of dilution of, the registered mark L'OREAL and related marks, for beauty care products, including face cream and face lotion].

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Text Copyright John L. Welch 2015.


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