Friday, August 23, 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, by my estimate, more than 80% of these refusals. By the way, do you see any WYHA's here?

In re Tri-Coastal Design Group, Inc., Serial No. 85302240 (July 25, 2013) [not precedential] [APPLE BROWN SUGAR for bath soaps, lip gloss, scented oils].

In re Douglas John Shuntich, Serial No. 85369587 (Auguest 5, 2013) [not precedential] [SUPERCOOLER for countertop and portable household refrigerator/freezer].

In re Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., Serial No. 85445340 (August 6, 2013) [not precedential] [NATIONAL PLAY CATCH MONTH for promoting public awareness of the dangers of childhood obesity].

Read comments and post your comments here.

Big TTABlog hint: They all came out the same way.

Text Copyright John L. Welch 2012.


At 8:39 AM, Anonymous Mark L. Donahey said...

Wha?! No precedential decision today? You (and the Board) had a nice streak going this week. Oh well, all good things...


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