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TTAB Test: Is BRASSERIE KUNZ Primarily Merely a Surname?

USA - September 13 2017 The USPTO refused to register the mark BRASSERIE KUNZ for "restaurant services, namely, providing of food and beverages for consumption on and off the…

TTAB Test: Is "GUILTY OF EVERYTHING GOE" Confusable With GOE SURF WEAR & Design for Clothing and Gear?

USA - September 13 2017 The USPTO refused registration of the mark GUILTY OF EVERYTHING GOE for backpacks, clothing, and skateboards, finding the mark likely to cause…

Precedential No. 26: Licensee Cannot Establish Based On Licensor's Use

USA - September 12 2017 In a case of first impression, the TTAB ruled that a licensee cannot establish priority based on use of the subject mark by her licensor. Consequently…

Precedential No. 25: On Remand, TTAB Again Finds PRETZEL CRISPS Generic For Pretzel Crackers

USA - September 11 2017 In May 2015, the CAFC (opinion here) vacated the TTAB's decision (here) finding the term PRETZEL CRISPS to be generic for "pretzel crackers," and it…

TTAB Test: Are These Barbeque Grills Confusingly Similar?

USA - September 8 2017 The USPTO refused registration of the product configuration mark shown below left, for "barbeque grills," finding the design confusingly similar to…

E.D. Va. Reverses TTAB: BOOKING.COM Not Generic for Hotel Reservation and Travel Agency Services

USA - September 7 2017 In a Section 1071 review of the Board's decision in In re Booking.com B.V., Serial No. 79114998 (February 18, 2016) [not precedential], the U.S…

MINT VELVET Not Confusable with MIDNIGHT VELVET for Clothing, Jewelry, Says TTAB

USA - September 6 2017 The Board dismissed this Section 2(d) opposition to registration of MINT VELVET for jewelry; leather goods, bags and wallets, and clothing, and for…

TTAB Schedules Nine (9) Oral Hearings for September 2017

USA - September 5 2017 The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has scheduled nine (9) oral hearings for the month of September 2017. All but one of the hearings will be…

TTAB Finds POND POTS Generic for .......Guess What?

USA - September 1 2017 The TTAB affirmed a refusal to register POND POTS for "fabric containers for growing plants," on the ground of genericness. Applicant argued that POND…

Despite Consent Agreement, TTAB Affirms Section 2(d) Refusal of NORDIC (Stylized) For Live Plants

USA - August 31 2017 Despite a consent agreement between Applicant and the cited Registrant, the Board affirmed a Section 2(d) refusal of the mark NORDIC in the stylized…