Tuesday, March 01, 2011

TTAB Posts March 2011 Hearing Schedule

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled five (5) oral hearings for the month of March, 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 (lower right-hand corner)]. Briefs and other papers for these cases may be found at TTABVUE via the links provided.

March 2, 2011 - 2 PM: In re Country Music Association, Inc., Serial Nos. 78906900 and 78901341 [Section 2(e)(1) refusals of COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION and CMA COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION & Design for "Association services, namely, promoting country music, and promoting the interests of country music entertainers and the country music recording industry," on the ground of mere descriptiveness and lack of acquired distinctiveness].

March 3, 2011 - 10 AM: In re Harajuku Lovers, LLC, Serial No. 77474909 [Refusal to register the mark shown below for cosmetics, skin care products, personal fragrances; hair care products; and incense, because of Applicant's failure to disclaim the Japanese characters that translate to "baby," which the Examining Attorney deemed to be merely descriptive of some of Applicant’s goods].

March 3, 2011 - 2 PM: In re Great Neck Saw Manufacturers, Inc., Serial No. 76679933 [Refusal to register LOCKBACK for "[a] foldable utility knife comprising a handle and a blade holder with the blade holder having a removable blade and being foldable within the handle," on the grounds of genericness and, alternatively, mere descriptiveness and lack of Section 2(f) acquired distinctiveness].

March 9, 2011 - 11 AM: Four Seasons Dairy, Inc. v. International Gold Star Trading Corp., Cancellation No. 92042082 [Petition for cancellation of a registration for BABUSHKA'S RECIPE for "dairy products, excluding ice cream, ice milk and frozen yogurt processed and marinated vegetable," on the ground of likelihood of confusion with the allegedly previously-used mark BABUSHKINO for dairy products].

March 9, 2011 - 2 PM: In re Retail Brand Alliance, Inc., Serial No. 77049126 [Section refusal of BLACK FLEECE for various clothing items not made of fleece, on the grounds of Section 2(e)(1) deceptive misdescriptiveness and Section 2(a) deceptiveness].

Text Copyright John L. Welch 2011.


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