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By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of KRANKY KOOKYS for "individually baked cookies decorated with icing showing an image of a frowning face and sold individually" [COOKIES disclaimed]...
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused to register THE MASTER CLASS, finding it to be generic for "providing educational demonstrations in the field of make-up application ...
By John L. Welch
The TTAB sustained an opposition to registration of the product design shown below left, for "Electric lighting fixtures, namely, lights for vehicles," and granted a petition for cancellation...
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of the mark DATA ATOM for various computer services, finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered mark ATOMIC DATA ...
By John L. Welch
The Board affirmed a Section 2(d) refusal to register the mark MOAB for "Motor vehicles, namely, passenger automobiles, their structural parts, trim and badges'" finding it likely to cause confusion...
By John L. Welch
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By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of the mark VOLKS PILS for "beer, lager" [PILS disclaimed], finding it likely to cause confusion with the registered mark VOLK for vodka.
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of BRAND THERAPY for "Consulting in the field of graphic design; Graphic design," deeming the mark merely descriptive of, or generic for, the recited services.
By John L. Welch
John T. Veleno opposed an application to register the mark ROSA VELENO for "entertainment services by a musical artist and producer, namely, musical composition for others and production of musical sound recordings"...
By John L. Welch
The Board affirmed a refusal to register THE JOINT, in standard character form, for "Restaurant, bar and catering services" ...
By John L. Strand, Marie McKiernan, Austin Steelman
What constitutes a prior art "printed publication" is a significant question in many patent validity challenges. The Federal Circuit has wrestled with the question since the court was created in 1982.
By John L. Welch
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has scheduled seven (7) oral hearings for the month of April 2018. The hearings will be held in the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia.
By John L. Welch
The Board affirmed a Section 2(d) refusal to register the mark shown immediately below, for "Wine of French origin protected by the appellation of the origin Cité de Carcassonne" ...
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of the mark THE SCIENCE OF MEDICEUTICALS for, inter alia, nutritional supplements, finding it likely to cause confusion with the registered mark MEDICEUTICALS...
By John L. Welch
The Board first considered the frequency of, and the public's exposure to, SOLIS as a surname. Various online databases showed that at lest 60,000 individuals in the USA have the surname SOLIS.