Friday, February 08, 2013

Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on these Three Mere Descriptiveness Refusals

The TTAB recently ruled on the appeals from the three Section 2(e)(1) refusals summarized below. Let's see how you do with them, keeping in mind that the Board affirms, in my estimation, more than 80% of these refusals. By the way, do you see any WYHA's here?

In re Lydia Anne Juge, Serial No. 76704219 (February 6, 2013) [not precedential]. [Refusal of ANTIQUES OF PARIS, in standard character form, for "retail store services featuring international antiques" [ANTIQUES disclaimed].

In re Isaac Daniel Group, Inc., Serial No. 77885250 (February 5, 2013) [not precedential]. [Mere descriptiveness refusal of COVERT ALARM LOCATOR APPARATUS for "shoes, footwear, t-shirts, sports shirts, sports jerseys, sports jackets, sports pants, track pants, sports fleece pullover"].

In re Flight Travel, Inc., Serial No. 85149936 (January 25, 2013) [not precedential]. [Refusal of JITS for goods and services in five classes, including "magazines featuring lifestyle and culture content related to martial arts and general sports," sports bags, sports bottles, and martial arts uniforms, and operations of martial arts gyms].

TTABlog hint: They all came out the same way.

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Text Copyright John L. Welch 2013.


At 5:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So "Jits" is descriptive or highly suggestive of Jiujitsu, a form of martial arts. I'm going with all refused.


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