Wednesday, October 01, 2008

TTAB Posts October 2008 Hearing Schedule

In addition to the October 24th hearing set for Boston (link here), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled nine (9) hearings for the month of October, as listed below. These 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.

October 7, 2008 - 2 PM: In re Kohr Brothers, Inc., Serial No. 78954992 [Final refusal based upon Applicant's failure to comply with the PTO's requirement that it disclaim "BROS. ORIGINAL ORANGEADE SUPREME" in the mark KOHR BROS. ORIGINAL ORANGEADE SUPREME for frozen custard shakes.]

October 14, 2008 - 11 AM: Certified Printers, Inc. v. Crouser and Associates, Inc., Opposition No. 91167709 [Section 2(d) opposition to the mark shown below for various goods and services related to printing, based upon Opposer's prior use of the mark CERTIFIED PRINTERS for copying and printing services.]

October 14, 2008 - 2 PM: In re Houston Shutters, LLC, Serial No. 78896946 [Section 2(d) refusal to register ROCKWOOD for shutters and blinds in view of the registered mark ROCK WOOD for furniture, wholesale distribution of furniture, and industrial design of furniture.]

October 14, 2008 - 2 PM: In re OPay, Inc., Serial No. 78795221 [Section 2(d) refusal to register the mark *123 for international telephone calling card services, on the ground of likely confusion with various registered marks containing the term 123, for telecommunication services.]

October 15, 2008 - 10 AM: In re, Inc., Serial No. 78680792 [Genericness and mere descriptiveness refusals of STEELBUILDING.COM for "computerized online retail services in the field of pre-engineered metal buildings and roofing systems."]

October 16, 2008 - 2 PM: Ballet Tech Foundation, Inc. v. The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc., Oppositions Nos. 91180789 and 92042019 [Dispute over ownership of the mark JOYCE for dance theater and charitable fund raising services].

October 23, 2008 - 2 PM: Venice Simplon-Orient Express Inc. v. Hoffman, Oppositions Nos. 91095769 et al. [Section 2(a)[false connection], Section 2(d), and dilution-based oppositions to registration of ORIENT-EXPRESS & Design for "cigars and smoking tobacco" and for "perfumes, cologne, eau de toilette, eau de parfum, and eau de cologne," based upon Opposers' several registered marks comprising or containing the term ORIENT-EXPRESS for various goods and services, including railway passenger services, ashtrays, silver-plated flatware, playing cards, clothing, and champagne.]

October 29, 2008 - 2 PM: In re Taylor Wines Pty Ltd., Serial No. 78854872 [Section 2(d) refusal of the mark shown below left for wine, in light of the registered mark shown below right, for wines.]

October 30, 2008 - 2 PM: Osho Friends International v. Osho International Foundation, Oppositions Nos. 91121040 et al. [Nine oppositions consolidated with one cancellation proceeding directed to various marks containing the word OSHO for educational services and other goods and services relating to the mystic OSHO, baed upon various grounds, including genericness, mere descriptivenss, fraud, lack of ownership, abandonment, false association, and primarily merely a surname.]


Text Copyright John L. Welch 2008.


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