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 Wing of the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. Briefs and other papers for these cases may be found at TTABVUE via the links provided.

October 4, 2017 -11 AM: In re Brats Berlin, Inc., Serial No. 87955289 [Section 2(d) refusal of CREPES BONAPARTE for "food truck services; mobile catering services," in view of the registered mark CAFÉ BONAPARTE & Design for "restaurant services"].

October 5, 2017 - 11 AM: In re Nikon Corporation, Serial No. 86828751 [Section 2(d) refusal of MMD for "laser scanners for industrial inspection and for geometrical measurement, and not for use with land surveying equipment; software for collection and interpretation of data in the operation of laser scanners, not for use with land surveying equipment" in view of the registered mark MMD & Design for "Levelling rods; surveying chains; surveying compass needles; surveying instruments; surveying machines and instruments; transits; tripods"].

October 10, 2017 - 10 AM: In re Mikko Tapio, Serial No. 85722660 [Refusal of the applied-for mark SOCIAL SHOPPING NETWORK for various business services in Class 35 on the grounds of mere descriptiveness under Section 2(e)(1), unacceptability of the applicant’s U.K. registration certificate, and indefiniteness as to applicant’s legal entity].

October 19, 2017 - 11 AM: In re HRHH IP, LLC, Serial Nos. 86525431 and 86525425. [Refusals to register THE JOINT for "Restaurant, bar and catering services" and for "Entertainment services, namely, live musical performances, shows, and concerts; and nightclub services," on the ground of genericness or, alternatively, mere descriptiveness].