Recent TTAB decisions & activity of note

In the last week (1/10 – 1/15), the TTAB issued several final decisions and ruled on numerous motions.* Here is the activity of note from the TTAB in the last week.

Proceeding Number  Date  TTAB Action (click link to open PDF from TTABvue) Notes
75463414 1/12/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: AFFIRMED six 2(d) refusal affirmed – some of the applications were filed in 1998!
77360365 1/12/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: AFFIRMED 2(d) refusal affirmed
77464726 1/12/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: AFFIRMED refusal of Johnson & Johnson applicationn for MICRO-GROOVES (for dental floss)  as merely descriptive affirmed
77606502 1/10/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: AFFIRMED 2(d) refusal affirmed
77853437 1/10/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: AFFIRMED PURA VIDA (tequila) refusal under 2(d)  with PURA VIDA (beer) affirmed; Applicant submission of webpage evidence during appeal denied
85016667 1/13/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: AFFIRMED 2(d) refusal affirmed
92050665 1/9/2012 APPEAL TO CAFC Appeal of Board decision cancelling BLACK BEAR SPRING WATER LLC based on priority and likelihod of confusion with BLACK BEAR SODA
76315793 1/10/2012 APPEAL TO CAFC Appeal of Ex Parte refusal to register COCK SUCKER & Design under Sect. 2(a)
92047058 1/12/2012 TRIAL DATES RESET Pro se petitioner’s reasons for not filing trial brief failed to establish excusable neglect; Plaintiff cannot submit its main brief
91151254 1/13/2012 TRIAL DATES RESET Opposer’s motion for 60 day extension of rebuttal testimony period denied (Opposition began in 2002)
91200934 1/13/2012 TRIAL DATES RESET Opposer’s motion for default judgment denied
91173468 1/10/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: DISMISSED  opposition dismissed on the ground of likelihood of confusion and on the ground of dilution
92051304 1/12/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: DISMISSED W/ PREJUDICE Petition to Cancel  SWEDISH FIRESTEEL on grounds of
geographically deceptively misdescriptive denied upon finding that registrant’s goods originate in Sweden
91196379 1/10/2012 D`S MOTION TO DISMISS DENIED; TRIAL DATES RESET applicant’s motion to dismiss for failure to prosecute is denied
91198922 1/12/2012 D`S MOTIONS FOR RULE 56(D) DISCOVERY AND TO STRIKE GRANTED Applicant’s Rule 56(d) motion granted in part
91199131 1/13/2012 MOTION TO REOPEN DISCOVERY PERIOD; DENIED Applicant’s motion to reopen the discovery period denied
92053509 1/11/2012 P`S MOTION TO COMPEL GRANTED, IN PART, DENIED, IN PART; TRIAL DATES RESET Petitioner’s Motion to Compel granted in part
91193987 1/10/2012 P`S MTN TO AMEND DENIED; P`S MTN TO SUSPEND DENIED  opposer’s motion to amend notice of opposition denied as untimely
91197762 1/10/2012 PROCEEDINGS RESUMED Opposer’s motion to strike four affirmative defenses granted as to one affirmative defense; denied as to the other three

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