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In re Comfort Revolution, LLC, Serial No. 86029326 (January 7, 2015) [not precedential].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In re Bell, Serial Nos. 86187124 (January 7, 2015) [not precedential].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In re Olawale Mafolasire, 85895010 (January 12, 2015) [not precedential].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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Text Copyright John L. Welch 2016.