In re World Economic Forum, Application Serial No. 79249902 (July 6, 2020) [not precedential] (Opinion by Judge Christopher Larkin). [Mere descriptiveness refusal of 4IR for publications, consulting services, social networking services, and educational services. The Examining Attorney maintained that 4IR is a recognized abbreviation for “Fourth Industrial Revolution”].
In re Lifestyle Enterprises, Inc., Application Serial No. 87952218 (July 8, 2020) [not precedential] (Opinion by Judge Michael B. Adlin). [Mere descriptiveness refusal of DIVANY for “furniture,” Applicant argued, and the Board agreed, that the doctrine of foreign equivalents did not apply.]
In re Synergy One Lending, Inc., Serial No. 88063190 (July 10, 2020) [not precedential] (Opinion by Judge Thomas W. Wellington). [Mere descriptiveness refusal of RETIREMENT FUNDING SOLUTIONS (in standard characters) for “Financial services, namely, mortgage lending services” [RETIREMENT FUNDING disclaimed]]. Applicant argued that taking out a mortgage is not “funding.”]
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