The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (Tee-Tee-Ā-Bee) has scheduled eight (8) oral hearings for the month of August 2020. Many, if not all, of the hearings will be held via video. Briefs and other papers for each case may be found at TTABVUE
via the links provided.
August 6, 2020 – 2 PM: In re Redleg Rum Company Limited
, Serial No. 87187265 [Section 2(d) refusal of RED LEG & Design
for “spirits, rum,” in view of the registered mark RED LEG BREWING COMPANY
for “beer, ale, lager, stout and porter; beers” [BREWING COMPANY disclaimed].
August 11, 2020 – 11 AM: In re Charlie’s Enterprises, Serial No. 88200043 [Refusal to register the mark below for “Peas, fresh; Vegetables, fresh” on the ground that applicant’s specimen of use (a trailer wrap on a truck) is unacceptable].
August 11, 2020 – 11:30 AM: In re Charlie’s Enterprises
, Serial No. 88199740 [Section 2(d) refusal of the mark shown below for “vegetables, fresh; Fresh kale,” on the ground of likelihood of confusion with the registered mark KALE YEAH!
for “Salads, namely, vegetable salads containing kale,” and a second refusal on the ground that applicant’s specimen of use (a trailer wrap on a truck) is not acceptable].
August 12, 2020 – 10 AM: In re Friendship Retirement Corp.
, Serial No. 87942568 [Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusal of CENTER FOR MODERN AGING
for “providing assisted living facilities” and “continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) in the nature of nursing home services,” despite applicant’s claim of acquired distinctiveness under Section 2(f)].
August 12, 2020 – 2 PM: In re Michel Mercier
, Serial No. 79246019 [Section 2(d) refusal of Romy
(standard characters) for “Hair brushes, hair combs, hair styling comb and brushes, rotary hair brushes, electrically heated hair brushes” in view of the registered mark ROMY
for “Non-medicated soaps; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, hair lotions; dentifrices; make-up preparations; make-up removing preparations; cosmetic preparations for baths; cleansing milk for toilets purposes; cosmetic skin-tanning preparations; cosmetic skin care preparations; depilatory preparations; nail care preparations; antiperspirants; hair dyes; shampoos; hair conditioners; hair sprays; oils for toiletry purposes; lotions for cosmetic use”].
August 13, 2020 – 1 PM: In re Creativity IP PLLC
, Serial No. 88120181 [Section 2(d) refusal of CREATIVITY IP
for legal services [IP disclaimed] in view of the registered mark CREATIVITY LAW
for “legal services for the enforcement, licensing, use, establishment and maintenance of intellectual property rights” [LAW disclaimed]].
August 18, 2020 – 10 AM: In re Iguana Yachts
, Serial No. 87868306 [Refusal to register PRO IGUANA & Design
for “Boats; amphibious vehicles; professional boats and professional amphibious vehicles in the fields of security, military, rescue and transport of goods and people” on the ground that the specimens of record (office sign, business card, and press release) fail to show the mark in use in commerce].
August 25, 2020 – 2 PM: Grant Toland, Alexander Prenta and Russ Bennet v. Campari Mexico S.A. de C.V.
, Opposition No. 91250805 [Section 2(d) opposition to registration of EIDOLON
for beer and for “Spirits, excluding distilled blue agave liquor and mezcal; Wine,” in view of the registered mark ESPOLON for “Alcoholic beverages except beers” including tequila].
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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.