Monday, January 04, 2010

TTAB Posts January 2010 Hearing Schedule

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled six (6) hearings for the month of January, as listed below. The hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. [The hearing schedule and other details regarding attendance may be found at the TTAB website.] Briefs and other papers for these cases may be found at TTABVUE via the links provided.

January 19, 2010 - 2 PM: In re OnForce, Inc., Serial No. 77048972 [Section 2(d) refusal to register ON and Design (left below) for "providing online electronic bulletin boards for the posting and transmission of messages among and between computer users concerning products, services and business opportunities" in view of the registered mark ON and Design (right below) for “telecommunication services, namely, electronic transmission of voice messages and data”].

January 19, 2010 - 2:30 PM: In re P.J. Fitzpatrick, Inc., Serial No. 77256618 [Section 2(e)(4) surname refusal of P.J. FITZPATRICK, INC. for "Roofing services; Installing siding; Installation of doors and windows; Building construction services; Construction, maintenance and renovation of property; Installation of gutters and gutter systems"].

January 20, 2010 - 11 AM: Mag Instrument, Inc. v. The Brinkmann Corporation, Oppositions Nos 91163534, 91164169, and 91164340 [Three consolidated oppositions: (1) Mag's section 2(d) opposition to MAGNUM MAXFIRE for "Hand-held portable lights, namely flashlights and spotlights" in view of the registered mark MAG-NUM STAR and an alleged family of MAG marks for flashlights: (2) Brinkmann's opposition to registration of the design mark shown below, consisting of "two bands that encircle the flashlight," for flashlights, on the ground of functionality; and (3) Brinkmann's Section 2(d) opposition to registration of the mark MAG STAR for flashlights and flashlight accessories in view of the registered mark MAXSTAR for "electric lanterns"].

January 20, 2010 - 2 PM: In re F.X. Nachtmann Bleikristallwerke GmbH, Serial No. 77373377 [Section 2(d) refusal to register PLATINUM GLASS for glassware, porcelain and earthenware for household and kitchen use [GLASS disclaimed], in view of the registered mark PLATINUM SERIES for various kitchen utensils and gadgets [SERIES disclaimed]].

January 21, 2010 - 10 AM: Columbia Insurance Company v. Eric J. Delfyette, Opposition No. 91177903 [Section 2(d) opposition to registration of the mark BORN=OFFICIAL & Design for men's, women's and children's sportswear, in view of the registered marks shown below right for footwear and for luggage and wallets and small leather goods, respectively].

January 28, 2010 - 11 AM: In Unidos Financial Services, Inc., Serial No. 77042799 [Section 2(d) refusal to register UNIDOS (Stylized) for financial services, namely, money transfer services, in light of the registered mark UNITED for "financial services, namely, checking cashing, money transfer and money order services"].

Text Copyright John L. Welch 2010.


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