Friday, March 30, 2007

TTABlog Quarterly Index: January - March 2007

Well, there goes another quarter down the drain. The Board pumped out about two dozen precedential decisions during the quarter, which suggests that it will issue nearly 100 precedentials this year. That is more than the number issued in the past three years combined. Perhaps the most interesting decision was Hurley v. Volta on the issue of fraud, for the reasons set out here. The worst decision? GREEN BRANCH not merely descriptive for banking services. The most exciting development? The availability of e-mail subscriptions to the TTABlog. Just enter your e-mail address in the box on the right to receive a daily update.

Kendall Generating Plant
Cambridge, MA

Section 2(a) - Suggesting a False Connection:

Section 2(d) - Likelihood of Confusion:

Section 2(e)(1) - Mere descriptiveness:

Section 2(e)(2) - Primarily Geographically Descriptive:

Section 2(e)(3) - Primarily Geographically Deceptively Misdescriptive:

Section 2(e)(4) - Primarily Merely a Surname:

Section 2(e)(5) - Functionality:

Kendall Boiler and Tank Co.

Section 2(f)- Acquired Distinctiveness:

Capability of Functioning as Mark:


Procedural Matters:

Specimen of Use/Mutilation:

Lechmere MBTA Station

CAFC Decisions:

Leo Stoller:


Text and photographs Copyright John L. Welch 2007.


At 8:48 PM, Blogger Riddle Patent Law said...

This is an excellent collection of citable TTAB precedent. Thank you!


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