TTAB Posts November 2015 Hearing Schedule
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled four (4) oral hearings for the month of November, as listed below. The hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. Briefs and other papers for these cases may be found at TTABVUE via the links provided.
November 3, 2015 - 10 AM: Miss World Limited v. Camila Productions Ltd., Opposition No. 91206024 [Opposition to registration of THE WORLDS PAGEANTS for "Entertainment in the,nature of beauty pageants," on the ground of likelihood of confusion with, and likely dilution of, the registered mark MISS WORLD for "Entertainment Services, namely conducting of beauty competitions"].
November 13, 2015 - 11 AM: Valhalla Motion Pictures. Inc. v. Valhalla Game Studios Co. Ltd., Oppositions Nos. 91204259 and 91206662 [Opposition to registration of VALHALLA GAME STUDIOS, in standard character and design form (shown below left) for video games and related goods and services, in view the registered marks VALHALLA MOTION PICTURES, VALHALLA TELEVISION, and VALHALLA TELEVISION, in the design form shown below right, for various entertainment services].
November 17, 2015 - 10 AM: In re Monster Cable Products, Inc., Serial No. 85318060 [Refusal to register the product configuration shown below for "Headphone cables sold as an integral component of headphones," on the grounds of functionality and genericness. The marks "consists of a headphone cable having a cross-section in the form of an oblong, wherein the cable features contoured outer edges and is significantly wider than it is thick. The headphone cable is used to connect ear bud devices to a headphone splitter. The ear bud areas shown in dotted lines in the mark are not claimed as part of the mark. Additionally, no claim is made to the length of the cable or the splitting of the cable into two cables."]
November 19, 2015 - 11 AM: Luigi Lavazza S.p.A. v. Favazza's, Inc., Opposition No. 91210050 [Opposition to registration of FAVAZZA'S for "Bar services; Catering services; Restaurant service," on the ground of likelihood of confusion with the registered mark LAVAZZA for "coffee shops, bars, restaurants, cafeterias, self-service restaurants, pubs, catering services"].
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TTABlog note: Any predictions? Can you guess in what city Favazza's is located?
Text Copyright John L. Welch 2015.