TTAB Posts December 2016 Hearing Schedule
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled four (4) oral hearings for the month of December 2016. 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.
December 7, 2016 - 11 AM: Executive Coach Builders, Inc. v. SPV Coach Company, Inc., Opposition No. 91212312 [Opposition to ARMBRUSTER STAGEWAY for "vehicles, namely, customized limousines,"on the ground of likely confusion with the allegedly prior mark ARMBRUSTER/STAGEWAY for limousines].
December 8, 2016 - 11 AM: Briggs & Stratton Corporation and Kohler Co. v. Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (Honda Motor Co., Ltd.), Opposition No. 91200832 [Opposition to registration of the product configuration shown below for "engines for use in construction, maintenance and power equipment," on the grounds of functionality, genericness, lack of acquired distinctiveness, and abandonment].
December 8, 2016 - 2 PM: Beau L Tardy v. Wild Brain Entertainment, Inc., Opposition No. 91205896 [Opposition to registration of DIZZY for video game software, video and audit recordings, on the ground of lack of bona fide intent].
December 13, 2016 - 2 PM: In re Nomi Network, Inc., Serial No. 85677459 [Section 2(d) refusal of NOMI FOR A BETTER LIFE for "On-line retail store services featuring clothing items, excluding footwear, that are specifically identified as made by survivors of sex slavery and human trafficking and sold to consumers who wish to support victims of sex slavery and human trafficking," in view of the registered mark NOMI for "footwear"].
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Text Copyright John L. Welch 2016.