Monday, August 31, 2015

TTAB Posts September 2015 Hearing Schedule

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled eight (8) oral hearings for the month of September, 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.

September 1, 2015 - 2 PM: In re PTT, LLC dba High 5 Games, Serial No. 86035890 [Section 2(d) refusal of EMPRESS JOSEPHINE for "game software," in view of the registered mark NAPOLEON AND JOSEPHINE for "Components for gaming machines that generate or display wager outcomes, namely, controllers, displays, button panels, bolsters, electrical wiring, and computer hardware and software associated therewith; Gaming machines, namely, devices which accept a wager; Gaming software that generates or displays wager outcomes of gaming machines"].

September 3, 2015 - 2 PM: Dille Family Trust v. Nowlan Family Trust , Opposition No. 91200643 [Ownership and priority dispute regarding the mark BUCK ROGERS for a variety of goods and services, including comic books, action figures, board games, and DVDs].

September 15, 2015 - 11 AM: In re Xylomen Participations, S.à r.l., Serial No. 86024542 [Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusal of MULTI BINGO for "Gaming devices, namely, gaming machines, slot machines, bingo machines, ..."].

September 16, 2015 - 3 PM: In re Fashion Box S.P.A., Serial No.86051465 [Section 2(d) refusal of the mark shown below, for various men's clothing items, in view of the registered mark RED SEAL for "Carry-all bags, leather pouches, rucksacks, duffle bags, travel bags, tool bags sold empty, backpacks, purses, trunks, suitcases, garment bags for travel, billfolds, wallets, harnesses, leather bags, leather bag laces, valises"].

September 22, 2015 - 11 AM: Mini Melts, Inc. v Reckitt Benckiser LLC , Opposition No. 91173963 [Opposition to registration of MINIMELTS and MINI-MELTS for "Pharmaceutical preparations for use as an expectorant," on the grounds of Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness and Section 2(d) likelihood of confusion in view of the registered mark MINI-MELTS for "frozen confections"].

September 23, 2015 - 2 PM: In re Neato Robotics, Inc. , Serial No. 85751529 et al. [Mere descriptiveness refusal of BOTVAC, and requirement of disclaimer of BOTVAC in the mark NEATO BOTVAC for, inter alia, robotic vacuum cleaners and parts therefor].

September 23, 2015 - 11 AM: In re Do Something!, Inc., Serial No. 85696594 [Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusal of PREGNANCY TEXT for "Education and entertainment services, namely, providing audio, video, and prose presentations featuring a simulated pregnancy experience in mobile wireless form in both SMS and MMS formats"].

September 30, 2015 - 2 PM: In re Santa Crux Toacco Co., Inc., Serial No. 77129912 [Section 2(e)(3) refusal to register GRAN HABANO for "cigars made from cuban seed tobacco" [HABANO disclaimed], on the ground that them mark is primarily geographically deceptively misdescriptive].

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Text Copyright John L. Welch 2015.


At 9:23 AM, Anonymous Freiburger said...

I can't believe the Office refused PREGNANCY TEXT, which is so obviously a play on the words "pregnancy test."


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