Here are three recent TTAB decisions in Section 2(d) appeals. I’m not giving any hints, so you’re on your own, my friends. How do you think these appeals turned out? [Answer in first comment].

In re Young Living Essential Oils, LC, Serial No. 87684401 (August 9, 2019) [not precedential] (Opinion by Judge Lorelei Ritchie). [Section 2(d) refusal of the mark R.C. for “essential oils for aromatherapy use, in view of the registered mark RC COSMETICS & Design (shown immediately below) for “cosmetics and cosmetic preparations; cosmetics and make-up” [COSMETICS disclaimed]].

In re Beerworks Holdings, Serial No. 87195092 (August 13, 2019)[not precedential] (Opinion by Judge Cynthia C. Lynch). [Section 2(d) refusal of FRINGE BEERWORKS for “taproom services featuring craft beer brewed on premises” [BEERWORKS disclaimed], in light of the registered mark FRINGE for “bar and cocktail lounge services.”

In re Healeo Juice Company, LLC, Serial No. 87493772  (August 15, 2019) [not precedential] (Opinion by Judge Cindy B. Greenbaum). [Section 2(d) refusal to register the mark LIFE FORCE REPLENISHMENT for juices, including fruit juices and fruit-based juices, in view of the registered mark LIFEFORCE V for, inter alia, fruit beverages and fruit drinks].

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Text Copyright John L. Welch 2019.