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TTAB Finds SUNBELT ORGANIC Confusable With SUNBELT and SUNBELT BAKERY For Some Food Items

USA - October 17 2017 Applicant Coastal Sunbelt sought to register the mark SUNBELT ORGANIC, in standard form and in several design forms, for "organic foodstuffs, namely…

TTAB Rejects 5-Year Acquired Distinctiveness Claim Due To Lack of Continuous Use

USA - October 16 2017 In a rare opposition based on the ground of Section 2(e)(2) geographical descriptiveness, the Board rejected applicant's Section 2(f) claim of…

GREATER OMAHA not confusable with OMAHA STEAKS for meat, Says TTAB

USA - October 13 2017 In a 74-page opinion, the Board dismissed an opposition to the mark GREATER OMAHA & Design, shown below left, finding the mark not likely to cause…

Precedential No. 32: TTAB Defers Decision on Motion to Strike Testimony Declaration

USA - October 12 2017 In this consolidated proceeding concerning the mark LEHMAN BROTHERS, Tiger Lily Ventures Ltd. moved to strike certain testimony and evidence submitted…

TTAB Test: Which Of These Three Section 2(d) Refusals Was Reversed?

USA - October 11 2017 It has been said that one can predict the outcome of a Section 2(d) appeal 95% of the time just by looking at the marks and the goods or services…

Precedential No. 31: TTAB Dismisses Section 2(d) Claim Due to Lack of Use of Opposer's Foreign Mark in USA

USA - October 6 2017 Because opposer failed to allege use of her mark SULBING in the United States, the Board dismissed her claim of likelihood of confusion under Section…

Precedential No. 30: Party that Cross-Examines Testimony Declarant Bears The Expenses

USA - October 5 2017 In this opposition to registration of the mark CERTIFIED EMAIL for various email services, Opposer USPS submitted the testimony declarations of four…

Precedential No. 29: TTAB Refuses to Disqualify Itself in TRUMP-Related Cancellation Proceeding

USA - October 4 2017 The Board denied petitioner's motion to disqualify the Board from this cancellation proceeding involving several registration for the mark TRUMP…

TTAB Posts October 2017 Hearing Schedule

USA - October 4 2017 The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has scheduled four (4) oral hearings for the month of October 2017. The hearings will be held in the East…

APPARATUS Not Generic But Merely Descriptive of Lighting Fixtures and Related Services

USA - October 3 2017 The Board affirmed a refusal to register the mark APPARATUS in the stylized from shown below, finding it merely descriptive of lamps and lighting…