Friday, August 29, 2008

TTAB Posts September 2008 Hearing Schedule

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled four (4) hearings for the month of September, as listed below. The hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building. [The hearing schedule and other details regarding attendance may be found at the TTAB website (lower right-hand corner)]. Briefs and other papers for these cases may be found at TTABVUE via the links provided.

September 18, 2008 - 10:30 AM: In re Vector Products, Inc., Serial No. 76645692 [Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusal of TRAVEL COOLER AND WARMER in the form shown below for "portable electric cooler and warmer for use with foods, cans and drink." ]

September 23, 2008 - 11 AM: In re LG Electronics, Inc., Serial No. 78737356 [Section 2(d) refusal to register the mark BLURADIANCE for "domestic cooking oven ranges; electric cooking ranges; microwave ovens," in view of the registered mark RADIANCE for gas stoves.]

September 30, 2008 - 10 AM: Stuart Spector Designs, Ltd., et al. v. Fender Musical Instruments Corp., Consolidated Oppositions No. 91161403, etc. [Sixteen consolidated oppositions to registration of the three product configuration marks shown below, for guitars, on the grounds of mere descriptiveness and genericness.]

September 30, 2008 - 2 PM: In re Dial-A-Mattress Operating Corp., Serial No. 787966821 [genericness refusal of MATTRESS.COM for "online retail store services in the field of mattresses, beds, and bedding."]

Text Copyright John L. Welch 2008.


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