Thursday, May 01, 2014

TTAB Posts May 2014 Hearing Schedule

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled three (3) oral hearings for the month of May, 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.

May 1, 2014 - 2 PM: Shield Mfg., Inc. v. OPRO International Limited, Opposition No. 91190276 [Opposition to OPROSHIELD for "gum shields for protecting the mouth from injury" on the grounds of likelihood of confusion with, and likelihood of dilution of, the registered mark SHIELD for "protective mouth guards for all contact sports"].

May 21, 2014 - 2 PM: Treadwell Original Drifters, LLC v. James M. Slattery, Cancellation No. 92052155 [Petition for cancellation of a registration for the mark BILL PINKNEY'S ORIGINAL DRIFTERS for "entertainment Services in the nature of live performances by a musical group," on the ground that Opposer is the owner of superior rights in the mark THE DRIFTERS, and the registered mark is likely to cause confusion with Opposer's mark].

May 29, 2014 - 2 PM: Wonton Food v. v. Dakon International Inc. dba Dakon Foods Inc., Cancellation No. 92055180 [Petition for cancellation of a registration for the mark GOLDEN BOWL & Design (shown below) for rice, on the grounds of likelihood of confusion with, and likely dilution of, the mark GOLDEN BOWL for egg rolls, noodles, wraps, etc.]. 

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Text Copyright John L. Welch 2014.


At 10:51 AM, Anonymous Carole Barrett said...

"Up on the Roof" was recorded in 1962 by the is one of my favorite Gerry Goffin and Carole King songs! Carole and Baby James did it on the CD that was recorded live. Carole mentions on the recording that they worked the word "drift" into the lyrics. A bit of nostalgia

At 10:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Golden Bowl? I can't help but feel that something got lost in translation on that one. For me at least, that doesn't exactly conjure up the commercial impression one would desire for a bowl of food.

And regarding SHIELD, I'd chalk that one up to an Examining Attorney dropping the ball on a descriptive mark. Now the burden is on the public to set the record straight.


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