Friday, February 26, 2021

TTAB Posts March 2021 (Video) Hearing Schedule

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (Tee-Tee-Ā-Bee) has scheduled five (V) oral hearings for the month of March 2021. The hearings will be held via video conference. Briefs and other papers for each case may be found at TTABVUE via the links provided.

March 11, 2021 - 10 AM: In re Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B. de C.V., Serial No. 87408465 [Refusal to register the purported mark ARTESANO for "pre-packaged sliced bread," on the ground of genericness or, alternatively, mere descriptiveness (and lack of acquired distinctiveness].

March 17, 2021 - 2 PM: In re Monrovia Nursery Company, Serial No. 88559348 [Section 2(d) refusal to register COLORIFIC for "Live plants, namely, Echinacea and excluding fresh vegetables, for sale online and in garden centers and mass merchants" in view of the identical mark registered for "fresh vegetables"].

March 18, 2021 - 1 PM: In re L-Nutra, Inc., Serial No. 88171365 [Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusal of FASTING BAR for "Nutritionally balanced prepared meals for medical use consisting primarily of grains, nuts and vegetables; nutritional meal replacement snacks adapted for medical use."]

March 23, 2021 - 11 AM: Jeffrey Kaplan v. Faulding Healthcare (IP) Holdings, Inc., Cancellation No. 92060205 [Petitioner for cancellation of two registrations for the mark  SEA & SKI for suntan lotions, on the ground of abandonment].

March 31, 2021 - 11 AM: In re Ultra Pro International, LLC, Serial No. 87570853 [Section 2(d) refusal to register CHROMAFUSION for plastic protective sleeves for trading cards in view of the registered marks CHROME, TOPPS CHROME, and BOWMAN CHROME for "trading cards."

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Text Copyright John L. Welch 2021.


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