Friday, December 04, 2020

TTAB Posts December 2020 Hearing Schedule

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (Tee-Tee-Ā-Bee) has scheduled two (2) oral hearings for the month of December 2020. Briefs and other papers for each case may be found at TTABVUE via the links provided.

December 16, 2020 - 11 AM: In re TBL Licensing LLC, Serial No. 86634819 [Refusal to register the product configuration mark shown below, for "footwear, namely, lace up boots," on the grounds of Section 2(e)(5) functionality and, alternatively, lack of acquired distinctiveness]. ].


December 17, 2020 - 11 AM: In re Treadwell Original Drifters, LLC., Serial No. 77119123 [Section 2(d) refusal of THE DRIFTERS for musical recordings, live musical entertainment, and music production services, in view of the registered mark BILL PINKNEY’S ORIGINAL DRIFTERS for "Entertainment Services in the nature of live performances by a musical group"].

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Text Copyright John L. Welch 2020.


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