TTAB Posts September 2016 Hearing Schedule
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled five (5) oral hearings for the month of September 2016. Except for the first-listed hearing, 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.
September 12, 2016 - 11 A M: Luxco, Inc. v Consejo Regulador del Tequila, A.C., Opposition No. 91190827 [Opposition to registration of TEQUILA as a certification mark for "distilled spirits, namely, spirits distilled from the blue tequilana Weber variety of agave plant," on the ground that the mark fails to serve as an exclusive indicator of geographic origin]. [Hearing to be held at the IPO Annual Meeting in New York City].
September 13, 2016 - 10 AM: In re NTVB Media, Serial No. 86174087 [Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusal of TV WEEKLY, in the stylized form shown below, for "Publications, namely, printed magazines, newspaper inserts, television guides, featuring information pertaining to media, television, movies, stars, trivia, gossip,media programming guides with information relating to video and audio content in television, movies,the Internet, web podcasts and radio programming, games, and puzzles” and the services “Online publications, namely, online articles, guides, magazines relating to media, television, movies, stars,trivia, games, puzzles, gossip, media programming guides with information relating to video and audio content in television, the Internet, web podcasts and radio programming"].
September 14, 2016 - 2:30 PM: In re The Line and Dot LLC, Serial No. 86170528 [Section 2(d) refusal of LUMIÈRE for "women's clothing, namely blouses tops dresses, pants and sweaters," in view of the registered mark LUMIERE PLACE for "Blouses; Coats; Foul weather gear; Gloves; Headwear; Jackets; Jogging suits; Pants; Polo shirts; Robes; Shirts; Shorts; Socks; Sweat pants; Sweat shirts; Sweaters; Swimwear; T-shirts; Tank tops; Vests; Wristbands"].
September 20, 2016 - 2 PM: In re Rieker Instrument Company, Inc., Serial No. 86197455 [Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusal of CARS for "Computer software used for capturing road data and determining safe curve speeds for automobiles; Computer hardware used for capturing telemetry and road data” and “Software as a service featuring software for capturing road data and determining safe curve speeds for automobiles"].
September 21, 2016 - 2 PM: In re Pure Risk Management, LLC, Serial No. 86913636 [Section 2(d) refusal of PURE SITUATION ROOM for "Insurance services, namely, the provision of underwriting and claims management in the field of property-casualty insurance; financial services, namely, financial oversight in the nature of risk management," in view of the registered mark AON SITUATION ROOM for "Providing information in the field of insurance, insurance placement, and insurance premiums"].
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Text Copyright John L. Welch 2016.