Thursday, April 30, 2015

TTAB Posts May 2015 Hearing Schedule

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

May 13, 2015 - 2 PM: Innovation Law Group, Ltd. v. Ryan E. Alley dba Ryan Alley Intellectual Property Lay, Opposition No. 91202418 [Section 2(d) opposition to registration of BUILDING ASSETS FROM IDEAS for "legal services in intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret procurement, transfer, and enforcement," on the ground of likelihood of confusion with the registered marks TRANSFORMING IDEAS INTO BUSINESS ASSETS for legal services and consultation in the field of intellectual property].

May 19, 2015- 11 AM: In re Intellipharmaceutics Corp., Serial No. 85360467 [Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusal of DRUG DELIVERY ENGINE for drug delivery systems and for research and development services regarding same [DRUG DELIVERY disclaimed]].

May 19, 2015 - 2 PM: In re Restoration Capital, LLC, Serial No. 85972840 [Appeal from requirement that applicant disclaim the word RESTORATION in the mark RESTORATION CAPITAL & Design for "residential mortgage origination" [CAPITAL disclaimed]].

May 21, 2015 - 11 AM: In re World Trade Centers Association, Inc., Serial Nos. 85473613 et al. [Appeals from eight refusals to register the marks WTC and WORLD TRADE CENTER for various goods in classes 9, 14, 16, and 18, on the ground that the marks do not function as trademarks but rather are perceived as merely referring to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2011].

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Text Copyright John L. Welch 2015.


At 2:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting round. I would hope the WTC appeal is a quick reversal. The opposition is between two IP attorneys. Sheesh.


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