Friday, June 29, 2018

TTAB Posts July 2018 Hearing Schedule

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has scheduled seven (7) oral hearings for the month of July 2018. The hearings will be held in the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. Briefs and other  papers for these cases may be found at TTABVUE via the links provided.

July 10, 2018 - 11 AM: In re Christopher Roth, Serial No. 86128405 [Section 2(d) refusal of  BUFFALO PHILLY'S for "Restaurant services featuring eat in, take-out and delivery restaurant services" in view of the registered mark BUFFALO PHIL’S & Design for "restaurant services"].


July 10, 2018 - 2 PM: Valentino S.p.A v. Darya Trading, Inc., Opposition No. 91227342 [Opposition to registration of the mark shown below, for various clothing items, on the ground of likelihood of confusion with and likely dilution of the registered mark VALENTINO for overlapping clothing items].

July 11, 2018 - 1 PM: In re Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc., Serial No. 86702878 [Refusal to register EARTHBORN REBORN for “Pet food” on the ground that the specimen of use fails to show use of the mark in connection with the goods].

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July 12, 2018 - 11 AM: TiVo Brands, LLC v. Tivoli, LLC, Oppositions Nos. 91227791 and 91221632 [Oppositions to registration of TIVOTAPE and TIVOBAR for electric lighting fixtures and related goods, on the grounds of likelihood of confusion with, and likely dilution of, the registered mark TIVO for computer hardware and software].

July 12, 2018 - 2 PM: UMG Recordings, Inc. v. Siggy Music, Inc., Opposition No. 91200616 and Cancellation No. 92053622 [Consolidated petition for cancellation of a registration for, and opposition to registration of, the mark J5 for various goods in classes 3, 14, 16, 18, 21, and 28, including books in the field of entertainment and musical performances and musical toys on the grounds of nonuse and abandonment, and likelihood of confusion with and likely dilution of the registered mark JACKSON 5 for entertainment services].

July 17, 2018 - 10 AM: In re Starbucks Corporation DBA Starbucks Coffee Company, Serial No. 86689423 [Refusal to register the two-dimensional design mark shown below on the ground that the drawing is not a substantially exact representation of the mark as shown on the specimens of use].

July 17, 2018 - 2 PM: In re Productos Alimenticios Bocadeli, S.A. de C.V., Serial Nos. 87039617 and 87057223 [Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusal of FRIJOLI CHIPS, in standard character and design form, for "cereal based snack food; preparations made from cereals, namely, cereal bars, processed cereals, wheat-based snack foods, cereal based snack food; spices; pastry" [CHIPS disclaimed]].

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Text Copyright John L. Welch 2018.


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