Monday, June 01, 2020

TTAB Posts June 2020 (Video) Hearing Schedule

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (Tee-Tee-Ā-Bee) has scheduled nine (9) oral hearings for the month of June 2020. All of the hearings will be held via video conference. Briefs and other papers for each case may be found at TTABVUE via the links provided.

June 4, 2020 - 11 AM: In re Justice Without Borders, Serial No. 87870907 [Section 2(d) refusal of the mark JWB JUSTICE WITHOUT BORDERS & Design, shown below, for "providing legal advice, legal support services, and litigation services in support of migrant workers in the fields of labor exploitation and human trafficking, not including services associated with international humanitarian relief projects or providing medical or health care assistance to victims of disasters and/or conflicts in underdeveloped countries," in view of the registered mark JWB in typed form for "legal services for on-line global computer network'].

June 9, 2020 - 11 AM: In re The Half Baked Bus, LLC, Serial No. 88099422 [Section 2(d) refusal of HALF BAKED BUS, in standard form, for "Cosmetic preparations for skin care other than tanning accelerators; Cosmetics and cosmetic preparations other than tanning accelerators; Skin cream other than tanning accelerators; Skin moisturizer other than tanning accelerators," in view of the registered mark HALF BAKED for "cosmetics, namely, sun tan accelerator lotion"].

June 9, 2020 - 1 PM: In re Branded LLC, Serial Nos. 87214622 and 87214637 [Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusal of TWEEDS for "Bed sheets, pillow cases, comforters, bedspreads, pillow shams, bed ruffles, duvet covers, comforter covers, mattress pads, bed blankets, towels, wash cloths, fabric shower curtains, draperies and fabric valances” and "shoes; belts; swimwear"].

June 10, 2020 - 1 PM:, inc. v. Dolly Wendell, Opposition No. 912379415 [Section 2(d) opposition to the mark YOUR WORK FORCE IS YOUR SALESFORCE for "Education services ... in the fields of networking, relationship building, collaboration, leadership, management, education, sales, communication, corporate and personal assessment and measurement, and professional and personal development" and for related  printted publications [SALESFORCE disclaimed] in view of the allegedly famous, registered mark SALESFORCE for software and business services provided to professionals, particularly sales and marketing professionals].

June 16, 2020 - 10 AM: In re Slumbersac Trading Company Limited, Serial No. 88278672 [Section 2(d) refusal of the mark shown below for babies and children's clothing and bedding , in view of the registered mark DREAM BABY for, inter alia, children's safety products, child restraining devices, covers for baby strollers, spoons, teething rings, and baby bottles].

June 18, 2020 - 2 PM: In re NODUS International Bank Inc., Serial Nos. 88033302, 88033653, and 88034989 [Section 2(d) refusal of the marks NODUSBANK, NODUSLINE, and NODUSBANK INTERNATIONAL & Design for banking and financing services, in view of the registered mark NODUS for software goods and services used for processing electronic payments].

June 18, 2020 - 3 PM: Method Pharmaceuticals, LLC v. Pharma 101, LLC, Cancellation No. 92068970 [Petition for cancellation of a registration for the mark ESTRATEST for "male and female hormone tablet" on the ground of abandonment].

June 24, 2020 - 1 PM: In re Timber Pizza Company, LLC, Serial Nos. 87215848 and 87215852 [Section 2(d) refusals of TIMBER PIZZA CO. and TIMBER PIZZA CO. and Design for"restaurant and bar services; Providing of food and drink via a mobile truck" [PIZZA CO. disclaimed] in view of the registered marks TIMBERS in standard characters for “restaurant services” and U.S. Registration No. 3521939 for the mark TIMBERS FAST-FOOD & DELI for "restaurant services, namely, fast-food restaurants and delicatessens" [FAST-FOOD & DELI disclaimed]. 

June 25, 2020 - 1 PM: In re FHC Associates Inc., Serial No. 88303462 [Section 2(e)(4) surname refusal of MANIO CASHMERE for "Bathrobes; Beanies; Cardigans; Gloves; Hats; Ponchos; Scarves; Shawls; Sweaters; Clothing wraps; Men's dress socks; all the foregoing made wholly or substantially in part of cashmere' [CASHMERE disclaimed]].

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TTABlog comment: Any predictions? See any WYHA?s ? By the way, why aren't these video hearings publicly accessible?

Text Copyright John L. Welch 2020.


At 5:50 PM, Anonymous Mark Borghese said...

Are there any statistics regarding ex parte appeal oral argument success rates? I'm wondering if an examiner's decision is more likely to be reversed if the applicant spend the time (and money) for oral argument.


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