The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled three (III) oral hearings for the month of May, as listed below. The hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. Briefs and other papers for these cases may be found at TTABVUE via the links provided.

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May 4, 2016 - 2 PM: In re North Carolina Lottery, Serial No. 86044043 [Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusal of FIRST TUESDAY for "lottery cards; Scratch cards for playing lottery game" and "lottery services"].

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May 5, 2016 - 2 PM: Tequila Holdings, Inc. v. Basha Holdings, LLC, Opposition No. 91207397 [Section 2(d) opposition to registration of QUI for "alcoholic beverages, namely, distilled spirits" in view of the registered mark PAQUI for distilled spirits].

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May 26, 2016 - 2 PM: DinaDiCenso, Eight of Swords, LLC v. Dave Wallin, Opposition No.91208299 [Opposition to registration of EIGHT OF SWORDS TATTOO & Design for "Body piercing services; Cosmetic tattooing services; Providing medical information and news about body art, namely, piercing, tattoos, scarification, subincision, castration through photos and videos; Tattoo parlors; Tattoo studios; Tattooing; Tattooing services" [TATTOO disclaimed], on the grounds of lack of ownership and fraud].

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TTABlog note: "castration through photos and video"? I would call it "photochopping."