Thursday, January 14, 2016

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). How would  you decide them? Remember the Board affirms about 85% of mere descriptiveness refusals that are appealed. [See first comment for outcomes].

In re Comfort Revolution, LLC, Serial No. 86029326 (January 7, 2015) [not precedential]. [refusal to register MEMORY COIL (in standard characters) for "Mattress toppers, pillows, [and] mattresses"].

In re Bell, Serial Nos. 86187124 (January 7, 2015) [not precedential]. [Refusal to register BUY AN INMATE A BOOK (in standard characters) for "charitable services, namely, providing books to people; charitable services, namely, providing books to inmates and the incarcerated"].

In re Olawale Mafolasire, 85895010 (January 12, 2015) [not precedential]. [Refusal to register 1-TAP GIVE for "computer application software for mobile phones and portable electronic devices
enabling a user to send or donate money to a recipient"].

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TTABlog comment: See any "WYHA?"s here?

Text Copyright John L. Welch 2016.


At 10:26 AM, Blogger John L. Welch said...

All three were affirmed.


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