November 5, 2020 – 11 AM: In re Apple Inc., Serial No. 86857587 [Refusal to register SMART KEYBOARD on the Supplemental Register for “Accessory for a handheld mobile digital device, namely, a protective and decorative cover for a tablet computer that functions as a computer stand and incorporates a keyboard” [KEYBOARD disclaimed], on the ground of genericness].
November 5, 2020 – 2 PM: Charles Bertini v. Apple Inc., Opposition No. 91229891 [Section 2(d) opposition to registration of APPLE MUSIC for live musical performances and other entertainment services, on the ground of priority and likelihood of confusion with the common law mark APPLE JAZZ for entertainment services].
November 10, 2020 – 11 AM: In re Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, Inc., Serial Nos. 86573076 and 87119574 [Refusal to register INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERS, in standard character form, for publications, webinars, associations services, educational services, and consulting services in the field of ergonomics and human factor design, on the ground of mere descriptiveness and lack of acquired distinctiveness; and refusal to register the mark shown below absent a disclaimer of the wording and further on the ground that applicant’s “brochures” are not goods in trade].
November 12, 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”].
November 19, 2020 – 11 AM: In re Bunkhouse Management, LLC, Serial No. 87539883 [Refusal to register I LOVE YOU SO MUCH in the stylized form shown below, for “Charitable fundraising services by means of organizing and conducting special events,” on the grounds of genericness and, alternatively, mere descriptiveness and lack of acquired distinctiveness].
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TTABlog comment: Any predictions? See any WYHA?s ? By the way, why aren’t these video hearings publicly accessible?
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