Wednesday, January 31, 2018

TTAB Posts February 2018 Hearing Schedule

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has scheduled six (6) oral hearings for the month of February 2018. The first two hearings listed for February 28th will be held at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans. The remaining four hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. Briefs and other  papers for these cases may be found at TTABVUE via the links provided.

February 7, 2018 - 2 PM: In re Pan American Properties, Corp., Serial No. 86556214 [Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusal of WHITE SANGRIIIA for "Prepared alcoholic cocktail; Alcoholic beverages except beers" [WHITE and SANGRIA disclaimed].

February 8, 2018 - 10 AM: In re, llc, Serial No. 85916778 [Section 2(d) refusal of #WILLPOWER for various clothing items, in view of the registered mark shown below, for  clothing and shoes].

February 21, 2018 - 11 AM: New Jersey Turnpike Authority v. Jersey Boardwalk Franchising Co., Opposition No. 91219067 [Opposition to registration of the mark shown below right for "restaurant services" on the ground of likelihood of confusion in view of the registered mark shown below left, registered for highway maintenance services and information services, and used by licensees for ancillary goods].

February 28, 2018 - 11 AM: In re David Copeland-Smith, Serial Nos. 85498107 [Section 2(d) refusal of BEAST MODE SOCCER for "T-shirts" and "Sporting goods and equipment for soccer training, namely, balls," in view of the registered mark BEAST MODE, owned by NFL player Marshawn Lynch, for "t-shirts" and "Men's, women's and children's clothing, namely, shirts, sweatshirts; headwear, namely, hats, caps"].

February 28, 2018 - 1 PM: Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. v. Lundy Law, LLP, Opposition No. 91210158 [Opposition to registration of the slogan REMEMBER THIS NAME for legal services on the ground that the applied-for mark does not function as a mark and cannot be perceived by consumers as a source identifier].

February 28, 2018 - 1 PM: In re Woodbolt Distribution LLC dba Nutrabolt, Serial No. 86627384 [Section 2(a) deceptiveness refusal of P6 CHROME for Dietary and nutritional supplements that do not contain chromium].

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TTABlog note: Any predictions? See any WYHA?s?

Text Copyright John L. Welch 2018.


At 7:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The BEAST MODE SOCCER appeal has almost no chance, at least with respect to "t-shirts" in Class 25.

At 12:10 PM, Anonymous Eric said...

I'd like to know the background to the REMEMBER THIS NAME opposition!

At 10:59 AM, Anonymous Dave said...

Here's an anecdotal quantification. For about 40 years my grandfather ran a trademark search firm, from about 1930 to about 1970 and his staff would cut out and paste, from duplicate copies of the Official Gazette, each syllable from each mark for each class, on 3 x 5 cards and file them for searches. That was when the OG was sufficiently small that the pages were stapled. The last time I saw one in paper form it was two large bound volumes and I couldn't even imagine the time it would take to cut paste each syllable from each mark per class.

At 12:18 PM, Anonymous Alex said...

I can only imagine how many identical applications must be behind this one and if the Board would entertain any more appeals of refusals of this mark.


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