TTAB Reverses 2(d) Refusal of ARC: Different Services and Channels of Trade, Sophisticated Purchasers

On April 26, 2017, in The TTABlog, by John L. Welch

The Board reversed a Section 2(d) refusal of the mark shown below, for “litigation support services provided exclusively to law firms, namely, conducting electronic legal discovery in the nature of reviewing e-mails and other electronically stored information that could be relevant evidence in a laws,” finding the mark not likely to cause confusion with the […]

WYHA? NANOCHIP Merely Descriptive of RFID Tags, Says TTAB

On April 25, 2017, in The TTABlog, by John L. Welch

The USPTO refused registration of the mark NANOCHIP, finding it merely descriptive of “radio frequency identification (RFID) tags.” Examining Attorney Sophia S. Kim maintained that the mark immediately describes a feature or characteristic of the goods, namely, that the products “feature a very small microchip.” The Board agreed. Would You Have Appealed? In re Nanochip […]

TTAB Reverses False Association Refusal of ME AND THE MOUSE TRAVEL & Design

On April 24, 2017, in The TTABlog, by John L. Welch

The Board reversed a Section 2(a) refusal of the mark shown below for travel agency services, rejecting the USPTO’s contention that the mark includes matter that falsely suggests an association with Disney Enterprises, Inc. The evidence showed that the image of Mickey Mouse qualifies as an “identity” of Disney, but was insufficient to establish that […]

TTAB Test: Are Sauces and Spice Rubs Related to Beer and Bakery Goods?

On April 21, 2017, in The TTABlog, by John L. Welch

The USPTO refused registration of the mark SOUTHERN GIRLS GOURMET SAUCES for “sauces; spice rubs” [GOURMET SAUCES disclaimed), finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the mark SOUTHERN GIRL registered by one owner for beer and by another owner for bakery products. The Board found the marks confusingly similar, but what about the goods? […]

TTABlog Webcast: California Bar IP Section – May 2nd Noon PDT: “TTAB Year in Review”

On April 21, 2017, in The TTABlog, by John L. Welch

Yours truly, the TTABlogger – who some say has a face for radio and a voice for blogging – will nonetheless present a webinar on Tuesday, May 2nd at 12 Noon Pacific Daylight Time, sponsored by the Intellectual Property Section of the California Bar. The topic? Wait for it …………….. “TTAB Year in Review.” Register […]

TTAB Affirms Section 2(d) Refusal Despite Addition of House Mark “ISATORI” to “BIOGROW” for Supplements

On April 20, 2017, in The TTABlog, by John L. Welch

The Board affirmed a Section 2(d) refusal of iSatori Bio-Gro for “dietary and nutritional supplements” in view of the registered marks BIOGROW, BIOGROWN, and BIOGROWTH, owned by the same entity, for “nutritional supplements.’ The goods are in part identical, but applicant argued that the term “iSatori” distinguished the marks, just as in yesterday’s case, the […]

TTAB Reverses Section 2(d) Refusal of CROSBY QUIC-TAG over QUICK TAG for Identification Tags

On April 19, 2017, in The TTABlog, by John L. Welch

The Board reversed a Section 2(d) refusal to register the mark CROSBY QUIC-TAG for “radio frequency identification (RFID) tags for material lifting equipment; computer software and firmware for reading radio frequency identification (RFID) tags for material lifting equipment,” finding it not likely to cause confusion with the registered mark QUICK TAG in the form shown […]

TTAB Affirms Section 2(e)(2) Refusal of LAUGHLIN RANCH: Geographically Descriptive of Golf Courses and Spas

On April 18, 2017, in The TTABlog, by John L. Welch

The Board affirmed a Section 2(e)(2) refusal of the mark LAUGHLIN RANCH, finding it to be primarily geographically descriptive of retail store services featuring golf products and apparel in Class 35; golf club services; golf courses in Class 41; restaurant and bar services; catering services in Class 43; and health spa services; hair salon services; […]

TTAB Schedules HAWKWIND Hearing for April 24 at Silcon Valley USPTO

On April 17, 2017, in The TTABlog, by John L. Welch

The Board has scheduled an oral hearing on April 24th at 3PM at Silicon Valley USPTO, California Room, Rm. 109 (lobby level), 26 S. Fourth Street, San Jose, CA 95113, in Dave Brock v. Nicholas Turner, Opposition No. 91214199., involving Nik Turner’s application to register the mark NIK TURNER’S HAWKWIND for “Entertainment services, namely, live […]

TTABlog Road Trip: New York City Bar Association, April 24th

On April 17, 2017, in The TTABlog, by John L. Welch

Your truly, the TTABlogger, will venture down to the Big Apple for the New York City Bar’s symposium called “On Your Marks: Frontline Issues in Trademark and Advertising Law.” My topic will be ….. guess what? The event will run from 9am to 5pm, at the New York City Bar, 42 West 44th Street, New […]

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