Monthly Archives: June 2012

Recent TTAB opposition and cancellation filings

Below are the records of recent Cancellation and Opposition filings at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board from approximately June 25  and June 29, 2012. These records are taken from the public records of the US Patent and Trademark Office.

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For the full Trademark Trial and Appeal Board records of any proceeding, click the “TTABVue” link in the left column.

Note that the listings for proceedings involving logos, multiple marks, multiple plaintiffs, or multiple defendants may be incomplete.

Opposition No.

Applicant

Serial No.

Trademark

Opposer

TTABVue 91205839 “ARARAT” FOOD FACTORY LLC 79098806 ARARAT Yerevan Brandy Company, CJSC
TTABVue 91205761 AMERICAN MASTERTECH SCIENTIFIC 85320201 MCDONALD’S GRAM STAIN KIT McDonald’s Corporation
TTABVue 91205757 BARBIERAWK, LLC 85489886 BARBIERAWK Mattel, Inc.
TTABVue 91205776 CHOICE ONE RESTORATION, INC. 85522628 TRI STATE WATER RESTORATION Choice Restoration, Inc
TTABVue 91205807 E & E CO., LTD. 85417085 OLLIIX A JLA WHOLESALE PLATFORM Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Inc.
 TTABVue 91205832 ETERNALYPURE INC. 85478669 ETERNALYPURE Pentair Filtration Solutions, LLC
TTABVue 91205814 GIOMBONI, JASON J 85419745 M H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Inc.
TTABVue 91205771 HAPPYTAINMENT INCORPORATED 85532215 FOCUS MGMT EASY YET POWERFUL ABC Information Builders, Inc.
TTABVue 91205779 HARRIS, FRAN 85414902 WOMEN WHO MEAN BUSINESS National Association of Women Business Owners
TTABVue 91205770 INDUSTRIA DE DISEÑO TEXTIL, S.A. (INDITEX, S.A.) 79095907 PULL & BEAR Bear Archery, Inc.
TTABVue 91205823 JING YUE 85430080 KLARUS Klarus Lighting Technologies (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd.
TTABVue 91205808 KCH CORPORATION 85427216 EMBELLISH Fantastic Industries, Inc.
TTABVue 91205809 KEVIN KIM 85370280 MEDISY Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation
TTABVue 91205767 LAERA, VITO 85509987 VLANCO BLANCO GmbH + Co KG
TTABVue 91205768 LAERA, VITO 85530847 VLANCO BLANCO GmbH + Co KG
TTABVue 91205817 LEPARC FABRICE 85428875 SQUARECHIC Square, Inc.
TTABVue 91205805 LESTER, STEPHANIE 85423161 CAVEMAN COOKIES Caveman Foods, LLC
TTABVue 91205822 MARCUS DEARBONE 85425586 TEMPOSETTA Tempo Networks, LLC
TTABVue 91205827 NUCCI,CHARLES 85274747 STURGIS CHOPPERS Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Inc.
TTABVue 91205821 RYAN BISHTI 79104925 CIRQUE DU SOIR Cirque du Soleil Holding USA, Inc.
TTABVue 91205773 SABI 85433381 LIVE A SHAKEN NOT STIRRED KIND OF LIFE Danjaq, LLC
TTABVue 91205755 SCOTT, MEAGAN 85364611 BOYS + ARROWS Cluett, Peabody & Co., Inc.
TTABVue 91205796 SHARK EYES, INC. 85456986 [design mark] PUMA S.E.
TTABVue 91205830 SWE, INC. 85503142 PILL POPPERS The Nutro Company
TTABVue 91205826 WEST CENTRAL, INC. 85481877 AXON Wilbur-Ellis Company
TTABVue 91205766 A.G. PROFESSIONAL HAIR CARE PRODUCTS LTD. 85295173 AG Giorgio Armani S.p.A., Milan, Swiss Branch Mendrisio
TTABVue 91205819 APPSSAVVY, INC. 85427782 ADTIVITY Oceanside Capital Corp.
TTABVue 91205801 ASTCOR PRODUCTS INC. 85428867 BREATHE EZI Traditional Medicinals, Inc.
TTABVue 91205783 BALDOCK, LUCY 85121273 LUCY B. Lucy B. Inc.
TTABVue 91205828 BIZANTU LLC 85474505 RE-TRAX RE/MAX, LLC
TTABVue 91205789 CALIFORNIA EGG INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION 85312721 CALIFORNIA FRESH EGGS Luberski, Inc. dba Hidden Villa Ranch
TTABVue 91205792 CALIFORNIA EGG INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION 85312656 CALIFORNIA FRESH EGGS Luberski, Inc. dba Hidden Villa Ranch
TTABVue 91205799 CALIFORNIA EGG INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION 85312656 CALIFORNIA FRESH EGGS Luberski, Inc. dba Hidden Villa Ranch
TTABVue 91205791 CHAMPAGNE PAUL LOUIS MARTIN, (SOCIÉTÉ PAR ACTIONS SIMPLIFIÉE) 79095922 CHAMPAGNE P. LOUIS MARTIN BOUZY G3 Properties, Inc.
TTABVue 91205785 COHERA MEDICAL, INC. 85485766 FLEXSIL ConvaTec Inc.
TTABVue 91205781 COMMISSION FOR CASE MANAGER CERTIFICATION N 85136557 CASE MANAGEMENT BODY OF KNOWLEDGE FIND IT. NOW. Case Management Society of America, Inc.
TTABVue 91205797 DABUR INDIA LIMITED 85323379 DABUR UVEDA Aveda Corporation
TTABVue 91205816 DAISAKU SHOJI LTD. 76707831 MAGICOOL Grabber, Inc.
TTABVue 91205778 DAWN TRIANA 85428312 TRIANA Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation
TTABVue 91205815 DECAMAGES, INC. 85399286 YOGIPLAY Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc.
TTABVue 91205820 DUBMENOW, INC. 85423682 SHARED IQ ShareThis, Inc.
TTABVue 91205812 EXCLAIM, LLC 85430039 MYSTIC PUG Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
TTABVue 91205813 EXEGY PARTNERS, LLC 8544125185441257 X-FILESX-FILES Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
TTABVue 91205774 EXTREMITY MEDICAL, LLC 85462826 IO FIX PLUS INTRAOSSEOUS FIXATION Baxano, Inc.
TTABVue 91205777 EXTREMITY MEDICAL, LLC 85462779 IO FIX PLUS Baxano, Inc.
TTABVue 91205782 FISH, HEIDI 85310265 HF JIMLAR CORPORATION
TTABVue 91205756 GORDON FERGUSON YACKLE, L.L.C. 85383607 BOO FRUIT…GO CANDY! Fruit of the Loom, Inc.
TTABVue 91205759 GREENBILLS LLC 85313957 GREENBILLS 9ci, Inc.
TTABVue 91205800 GREGORY M. CHAIT 85382944 TYRO TYR Sport, Inc.
TTABVue 91205836 GTRC SERVICES, INC. 77681869 PROTEGE SPOP, Inc.
TTABVue 91205837 HATCH, INC. 85384251 COREFOCUS Consortium on Reading Excellence in Education, Inc.
TTABVue 91205803 HERCULES BRAND CORPORATION 85505191 VERTOX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
TTABVue 91205764 HIXON-PUNIANI, INC 85355307 MASALA JACK’S MrRupinderSGarcha
TTABVue 91205811 HYPERKIN INC. 85279866 SUPABOY PORTABLE VIDEO GAME SYSTEM Nintendo of America Inc.
TTABVue 91205806 ICM CONTINUITY CONSULTING LIMITED 85008601 SHADOW-PLANNER StorageCraft Technology Corporation
TTABVue 91205775 INQPHARM EUROPE LIMITED 85333286 ZENOCTIL Virbac S.A.
TTABVue 91205795 K. HANSOTIA & CO., INC. 85443024 ACES & EIGHTS Top Tobacco L.P.
TTABVue 91205838 LAWLESS INC. 85505096 M.U.B.U. GTFM, Inc.
TTABVue 91205780 MARGARITAVILLE ENTERPRISES, LLC 8541761185418827 PLAY IN PARADISEPLAY IN PARADISE… NO PASSPORT REQUIRED Seminole Tribe of Florida
TTABVue 91205786 MARTIN ANTON GRODER 79089902 ROX Diageo North America, Inc.
TTABVue 91205787 MARTIN ANTON GRODER 79089902 ROX Colorado Rockies Baseball Club, Ltd.
TTABVue 91205788 MARTIN ANTON GRODER 79089902 ROX Russell G. Weiner
TTABVue 91205834 MARTINEZ, FELIX 85511955 GOLDEN BOAR Frank Brunckhorst Co., L.L.C.
TTABVue 91205762 MERRICK PET CARE, INC. 85387885 WHOLENESS Whole Foods Market IP, L.P.
TTABVue 91205835 MONSTER, INC. 85506861 SILHOUETTE SILHOUETTE International Schmied AG
TTABVue 91205818 NINA GIAMBELLI, INC. 8542646985426548 NINA GIAMBELLININA GIAMBELLI BariLaVera
TTABVue 91205810 ORIGIN PURE CORPORATION LIMITED 85254131 ORIGINPURE Origins Natural Resources, Inc.
TTABVue 91205829 POIESIS MEDICAL, LLC 85505738 DUETTE C. R. BARD, INC.
TTABVue 91205802 PUCCI & CATANA LUXURY PET BOUTIQUE, LLC 85297415 PUCCI & CATANA Emilio Pucci International B.V.
TTABVue 91205763 QUU, INC. 85340289 ADVERTISER EXPERIENCE iBiquity Digital Corporation
TTABVue 91205769 RPM SPORTS LIMITED 79096476 POWERSPIN Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc.
TTABVue 91205833 SCIEINSTEINS, LLC 85505367 SCIEINSTEINS The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
TTABVue 91205804 SEVEN MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC. 85515216 WAISMANN INSTITUTE Dr.AndreWaismann
TTABVue 91205825 SINGAPOREMATH.COM. INC. 85097366 SINGAPOREMATH Marshall Cavendish International (Singapore) Pte Ltd
TTABVue 91205772 SOCCER UNITED MARKETING, LLC 85399070 KICKTV The National Sports Center Foundation
TTABVue 91205824 STILL SPINNIN’, LLC 85257563 STILL SPINNIN’ THE CURE TO THE COMMON GYM! Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc.
TTABVue 91205831 TALAR-MADE LIMITED 85479862 PROSTEP ProFoot, Inc.
TTABVue 91205793 THE BALLROOM WAY 85527102 ZUMBELIE Zumba Fitness, LLC
TTABVue 91205760 THE BIG TEN CONFERENCE, INC. 85456493 BTN Trinity Christian Center of Santa Ana, Inc.
TTABVue 91205784 THE COCA-COLA COMPANY 85286266 [Design Mark] Polar Corp.
TTABVue 91205758 TRANSPO PRODUCTS, INC. 85385427 THINKBOOK Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
TTABVue 91205794 TUMINELLO, RAYMOND 85505730 JOB Republic Technologies (NA), LLC
TTABVue 91205765 WEST MARINE PRODUCTS, INC. 77982989 BLACKTIP Watercraft Superstore, Inc.
TTABVue 91205798 WZI, INC. 85426983 ROADRUNNER Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Cancellation No.

Registrant

Serial No.

Trademark

Petitioner

TTABVue 92055787 JOSEPH AZZOLINI 78836185 EL CAP Patagonia, Inc.
TTABVue 92055778 NICOLE M. RUIZ DE CASTILLA 77259114 SCREAMIN’ MONKEYS Fluff Monkey Enterprises, LLC
TTABVue 92055782 ALEXANDRIA M. SHULHAFER 78690673 DIRTY SHIRT Robert Coile
TTABVue 92055773 ANTAS-GESTAO E INVESTIMIENTOS LDA 7411823878748319 NO LIMITSNO LIMITS Morellato S.p.A.
TTABVue 92055774 BIG EARTH BRANDS LTD. 77367302 CALM MinTech, Inc.
TTABVue 92055786 CLEARWATER MARINE, INC. 77567911 CLEARWATER GSC Technologies Corporation
TTABVue 92055776 COMMISSION FOR CASE MANAGER CERTIFICATION 85136453 CM BODY OF KNOWLEDGE Case Management Society of America, Inc.
TTABVue 92055777 COMMISSION FOR CASE MANAGER CERTIFICATION 85136442 CASE MANAGEMENT BODY OF KNOWLEDGE Case Management Society of America, Inc.
TTABVue 92055783 GLAM AIR, INC. 85202154 GLAM AIR Graftobian Make-Up Company, LLC
TTABVue 92055775 HIRAOKA NEW YORK, INC. 73044229 PENNY CANDY DownEast Outfitters, Inc.
TTABVue 92055772 INTERNATIONAL GOLD STAR TRADING CORP. 78978140 BABUSHKA’S RECIPE Four Seasons Dairy, Inc.
TTABVue 92055780 LARIVIERE, GRUBMAN & PAYNE, LLP 78252598 EPROPERTY IProperty, Inc.
TTABVue 92055779 PAK’S TRADING EUROPE B.V. 78912600 [Design Mark] JunkFood Clothing Company
TTABVue 92055770 POLY PERFORMANCE, INC. 85317364 S SYNERGY SUSPENSION SYNERGYSUSPENSION.COM The Bunker Corporation dba Energy Suspension
TTABVue 92055771 RICHARD A. HARRIS, A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION 85252186 THE DEFENDERS Los Defensores, Inc. and Walker Advertising, Inc.
TTABVue 92055784 STEPHEN M. HAGEN DBA OLD SCHOOL VINEYARDS 77780184 OLD SCHOOL VINEYARDS Dogfish Head Marketing, LLC
TTABVue 92055785 VINDIGO, INC. 78557151 CELEBRITYNOW! HoozOn, LLC
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Recent TTAB Opposition and Cancellation filings

Below are the records of recent Cancellation and Opposition filings at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board from approximately June 15  and June 25, 2012. These records are taken from the public records of the US Patent and Trademark Office.

To subscribe to future updates, see the bottom of this post ↓

For the full Trademark Trial and Appeal Board records of any proceeding, click the “TTABVue” link in the left column.

Note that the listings for proceedings involving logos, multiple marks, multiple plaintiffs, or multiple defendants may be incomplete.

Cancellation No.

Registrant

Serial No.

Trademark

Plaintiff

TTABVue 92055737 BESTA HANDBAG INC 77846056 [Design Mark] Jones Investment Co. Inc.
TTABVue 92055768 C12 INVESTMENTS CORPORATION 77965101 SHOOT SMART Sundance Sky, LLC
TTABVue 92055766 HERZOG BODY TECH LLC 85421420 OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS American Osteopathic Association
TTABVue 92055747 LAURA BURKHALTER 85103644 CAFÉ ZUMBA Zumba Fitness, LLC
TTABVue 92055749 MICHAEL CASCIA 77477757 JITZ JAM IP Inc.
TTABVue 92055748 PATRICK CHEMOUL 85036056 BELAIR Bel-Air Association
TTABVue 92055754 SPRING FOOTWEAR CORP. 85108763 FLEXUS Grupo Flexi de Leon, S.A. de C.V.
 TTABVue 92055739 STRATEGIC MARKS, LLC 85137191 THE BROADWAY Macy’s, Inc.
TTABVue 92055750 WORLD SUPREME INTERNATIONAL, LLC 76683292 NANO-DERM Mr. Michael A. Linde
TTABVue 92055765 CATWALK TO SIDEWALK, INC. 8509168885057540 BELLATRIXBELLATRIX Color Image Apparel, Inc.
TTABVue 92055758 CCA GLOBAL PARTNERS, INC. 8508825585002953

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HEALTHIER LIVING

Healthier Choice Flooring, LLC
TTABVue 92055760 COLD SPRING BREWING COMPANY 77644272 KRAZY KRITTERS Orca Beverage Inc.
TTABVue 92055753 CONSTELLATION HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT GROUP, LLC 77064646 LUMINA 6101 Hillcrest Hotel Group LLC
TTABVue 92055761 E & D TRADING INC 76601018 XL X-LOOK Louis Vuitton Malletier
TTABVue 92055767 ENDEAVORS TECHNOLOGY, INC. 78438048 APPEXPRESS Sayv Mobile, LLC
TTABVue 92055744 ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC MARKETING CORP. DBA EMMC 77892743 SPEAR SPHK Corp.
TTABVue 92055740 FACTORY DIRECT BRIDAL ACCESSORIES, L.C. 85052640 EN VOGUE BRIDAL ACCESSORIES Nathan Hennick & Co. Ltd.
TTABVue 92055756 FORESTS ALIVE INC. 78918813 LASTCALL Nufarm Americas Inc.
TTABVue 92055764 GO STAX, LLC BY ASSIGNMENT FROM JOHNSON FOODS, LLC 78946987 CATHEAD FOODS Carol M. Cornelius
TTABVue 92055743 GS HOLDINGS CORP. 7902061979019592 GSGS The Grocers Supply Co., Inc.
TTABVue 92055759 MIND CANDY LTD. 77976397 MOSHI MONSTERS Aevoe Corp.
TTABVue 92055746 NET VISIBILITY, INC. 78980516 SIRCLE Is That Odd, Inc., dba Is That Odd and isthatodd.com
TTABVue 92055741 NURI EROL 77159691 MANGINOS Mangino’s Pizzeria, Inc.
TTABVue 92055769 POLY PERFORMANCE, INC. 85317350 SYNERGY SUSPENSION The Bunker Corporation dba Energy Suspension
TTABVue 92055738 POTOMAC TOBACCO COMPANY LIMITED 7629222776459015 YESYES INTERNATIONAL J J Holand Limited
TTABVue 92055752 SOLANGEDEFRANCE.COM, LLC 77087407 ELEPHANT ON A TIGHTROPE Tendril Wine Cellars
TTABVue 92055742 STRATEGIC MARKS, LLC 85137193 THE BON MARCHE` Macy’s, Inc.
TTABVue 92055751 VI-JON, INC. 85428063 DIP-IT Parley, LLC

Opposition No

Applicant

Serial No.

Trademark

Opposer

TTABVue 91205650 ALTICOR INC. 85380987 NUTRILITE Nutri/System IPHC, Inc.
TTABVue 91205675 APPLIED BIOKINETICS LLC 85404500 FASCIADERM STEP BEYOND THE PAIN Mueller Sports Medicine, Inc.
TTABVue 91205649 B-LIST LIFE, LLC 85255161 B B-LIST SOCIALIFE Livingsocial, Inc.
TTABVue 91205697 BARRON, ELLINGTON 85499539 HOUSE OF PARADISE COLLECTION H.O.P Cheeseburger Restaurants, Inc. and Cheeseburger In Paradise, Inc.
TTABVue 91205639 BENJAMIN JUSTUS ALEXANDER 85472759 RANA Rani Refreshments FZCO
TTABVue 91205617 BONUTTI, BORIS 85423633 GENUINE BULL Red Bull GmbH
TTABVue 91205710 CMN INTERNATIONAL LLC 85427646 ROYAL BORDEAUX Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualite
TTABVue 91205686 CWEB, INC 85423876 DIAMONDX Diamond Baseball Company, Inc. DBA Diamond Sports Co., Inc
TTABVue 91205645 DOMINGO CO., LTD. 79106750 ALF Alien Productions
TTABVue 91205702 DONNA FORBES WHITE 85456191 PRAELIA PHARMACEUTICALS Amgen Inc.
TTABVue 91205705 DUARTE, ANGELO 85426776 SOLID ROOTS Roots Canada Ltd.
TTABVue 91205707 E & D TRADING INC. 85433555 XL X-LOOK X 85425296Application File Appl
TTABVue 91205652 ECOSCEPTOR 85422785 ECOSCEPTOR TBC Trademarks, LLC
TTABVue 91205696 EST-GAR, LLC 85410289 ARSENAL JIU-JITSU The Arsenal Football Club Public Limited Company
TTABVue 91205688 FARMASEA HEALTH LLC 85424382 INNER AND OUTER BEAUTY FROM THE SEA Sarkli-Repechage, Ltd.
TTABVue 91205727 HOUSTON ART GLASS EMTERPRISES 85503904 PALACIO Masonite International Corporation, Masonite Corporation
TTABVue 91205704 HUES45, LLC 85497960 HUES45 Kayser-Roth Corporation
TTABVue 91205684 IDENTITY PRESERVED INGREDIENTS 85423212 PUPSICLE Conopco, Inc.
TTABVue 91205730 JMM LEE PROPERTIES, LLC 85423584 BUREN The Swatch Group (U.S.) Inc.
TTABVue 91205751 JOEL L. BELING DBA SUPA CHARACTERS PTY LTD. 85325751 SUPER DOGS DC Comics
TTABVue 91205725 KELLI WHARTON PTY LTD 85496877 TALULAH Aritzia LP
TTABVue 91205713 M. Z. BERGER & CO., INC. 85468226 SOFT TOUCH Tissot S.A.
TTABVue 91205668 MBG APPAREL, INC. 85422790 MADE BY GOD ARTHURGROSSIII
TTABVue 91205753 MICHEL MANZ 79102854 ONZA Bridgestone Corporation and Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
TTABVue 91205715 NI, ZHIQIANG, WU, XUELAI 85309557 HANA Noodle Time, Inc.
TTABVue 91205676 OC CREATIVE MEDIA INC. 85424326 SPARKHOUSE Publishing House of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
TTABVue 91205678 PRICELESS REAL ESTATE LLC 85350211 PRICELESS REALTY MasterCard International Incorporated
TTABVue 91205693 RADEMAKER, KIRK, CROFT, RUSSELL 85492197 SAND GUYS SAND CPH A/S
TTABVue 91205621 TERINA INC 85422639 BULLDOZER ENERGY DRINK RED BULL GMBH
TTABVue 91205695 THORINGTON P TAYLOR 85447146 ABLE More J.B., Inc. dba Cain & Abel’s
TTABVue 91205658 TREE OF LIFE UNLIMITED LLC 85518442 TREE OF LIFE TEAS Tree of Life, LLC
TTABVue 91205703 UNIFY US, LLC 85424310 MOTRAC TeleTracking Technologies, Inc.
TTABVue 91205738 WILLIAMS, EMORY L 85498175 I’VE GOT TALENT TOO! FremantleMedia North America, Inc.
TTABVue 91205629 AMERICAN NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY 85370115 AMERICAN NATIONAL American National Investment Advisors, LLC
TTABVue 91205690 ARDENSYS INC. 85272971 QLIQ QlikTech International AB
TTABVue 91205735 ASHLEY NICOLE MATERNITY, LLC 85498648 ASHLEY NICOLE MATERNITY AS IP Holdings, Inc.
TTABVue 91205716 BANKS, RODNEY LEE 77193827 PROTÉGÉ SPOP, Inc.
TTABVue 91205618 BEVINTEL, LLC 8537005485376731 BEVINTEL HOSPITALITY PROFIT SYSTEMSBEVINTEL Intel Corporation
TTABVue 91205701 BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF EASTERN MISSOURI OURI 85226799 BE THERE Diageo North America, Inc.
TTABVue 91205659 BIRCH BEAUTY, LLC 85334952 BIRCH BEAUTY FAMILY Birchbox, Inc.
TTABVue 91205706 BLACK RAIN ORDNANCE, INC. 85417194 [Design Mark] Otis Products, Inc. dba Otis Technology, Inc.
TTABVue 91205685 BUILTWELL, INC. 85468895 BENCH & LOOM Suyen Corporation
TTABVue 91205698 C&R LIFESTYLE GROUP, LLC 85506064 CLAUDIA’S CHAMPAGNE SUNDOWN FRIDAYS Comite Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne, Institut National et de l?Origine et de la Qualite
TTABVue 91205712 CHRISTIANS FOR ISRAEL INTERNATIONAL 85308313 WHY ISRAEL? Christians for Israel, Canada
TTABVue 91205752 CLINIQUE LA PRAIRIE FRANCHISING SA 79101756 CLP CLINIQUE LA PRAIRIE Clinique Laboratories LLC
TTABVue 91205748 CLUB IFIT LLC 85499106 IC CLUB IFIT 24/7 ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
TTABVue 91205754 DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG 79103553 REVVL Harman International Industries, Incorporated
TTABVue 91205682 DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, INC. 85420925 MODUFLEX PANELFOLD, INC.
TTABVue 91205660 DR GLOBALDIRECT, INC. 85028775 MYCOMMERCE Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
TTABVue 91205644 DR. PINK, LLC 76709051 DR. PINK Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management, Inc.
TTABVue 91205681 DSM IP ASSETS B.V. 85018887 I-ALIVE Schwabe North America, Incorporated
TTABVue 91205721 DSM IP ASSETS B.V. 85019034 I-ENERGY Innovation Ventures, LLC
TTABVue 91205687 ECHL, INC. 85421579 ORLANDO SOLAR BEARS Dave Damato
TTABVue 91205741 EDOCTRINA CORP. 85434317 OBSERVE Dr.SanderMartin
TTABVue 91205740 ENERGETIC SOLUTIONS, LLC 77820814 SHOO! BUG TAG Charles F. Hudson Jr.
TTABVue 91205673 EURARK, LLC 85375770 LIFEPLUS DO MORE. BE MORE. LIVE MORE. The FRS Company
TTABVue 91205745 FELIPE GREGORIO INC 85282664 VALLE JUELO APS Distributors, LLC.
TTABVue 91205724 FUNKY FASHIONS, LLC 85423193 VICE69 Kaveh Harounian
TTABVue 91205654 GAMMA SALES INC. 85310125 SPX SPX Corporation
TTABVue 91205674 GP GLOBAL LIMITED 85382005 XTRA PLUSXTRA FRESH Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
TTABVue 91205626 HANSEN MEDICAL, INC. 85281777 DA GAMA Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
TTABVue 91205743 HILLSIDES 85225982 IP The Phillies
TTABVue 91205720 HYDROFARM, INC 85424720 HYDROPONIC ESSENTIALS ADDITIVES AND SOLUTIONS THAT Growth Products Ltd.
TTABVue 91205691 INEPTITUDE, LLC 85316194 MOTHER OF THE YEAR American Mothers, Inc.
TTABVue 91205643 JONATHAN LOUIS INTERNATIONAL LTD. 85463972 JL Allstate Floral & Craft, Inc.
TTABVue 91205635 JOSEPH VARNADO 85419639 UNO SUAVE Pizzeria Uno Corporation
TTABVue 91205669 KIDSTRONG ENTERPRISES, LLC 85377235 PROSTRONG Lance Armstrong Foundation
TTABVue 91205636 KWANG H. AHN 85472970 K-POP Katie Pop, Inc.
TTABVue 91205747 LAMARK MEDIA GROUP, LLC 85322785 LAMARK The Lamar Company, L.L.C.
TTABVue 91205679 LAVERNE & SHIRLEY, LLC 85424587 POLKA DOT BIKINI COCKTAILS E. & J. Gallo Winery
TTABVue 91205718 LICORES VERACRUZ, S.A. DE C.V. 77917080 [Design Mark] Grupo Industrial Muyaad S.A. DE C.V.
TTABVue 91205630 M & Q IP LEASING, INC. 85375488 FIRST QUALITY First Quality Enterprises, Inc.
TTABVue 91205664 MASTRONARDI PRODUCE LTD. 77628536 SUNSET ORGANICS Basic American, Inc.
TTABVue 91205700 MASTRONARDI PRODUCE LTD. 77696220 CARE Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, Inc.
TTABVue 91205627 MATTEL, INC. 85329076 MONSTER HIGH Monster Energy Company
TTABVue 91205663 MCINTOSH LABORATORY, INC. 85377982 MCAIRE McDonald’s Corporation
TTABVue 91205726 METAL MARKETPLACE INTERNATIONAL 85324043 GA Giorgio Armani S.p.A., Milan, Swiss Branch Mendrisio
TTABVue 91205666 MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION 85234836 MC IONIC SOLUTIONS McDonald’s Corporation
TTABVue 91205623 MYSYS YAZILIM VE BILISIM SISTEMLERI SANAYI VE TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI 79098720 MYSYS Misys Limited
TTABVue 91205750 NATROL, INC. 85294690 SMOOTH MELTS Traditional Medicinals, Inc.
TTABVue 91205749 NEATFREAK GROUP, INC. 85170669 CLOSETMAX SYSTEM Clairson, Inc.
TTABVue 91205642 NEUROLIFE ADVANTAGE, INC. 85367173 NEUROLIFE Neuro Brands LLC
TTABVue 91205736 NOVA HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT, LLP 85502394 NOVA Nova Healthcare Management, LLP
TTABVue 91205728 OLSEN, WILLIAM 85419599 BLACK & YELLOW CAR RENTAL Hertz System, Inc.
TTABVue 91205638 ORANGE RULER, LLC 8537883585378844 DARE TO BE ORANGEORANGE RULER Orange Brand Services, Ltd.
TTABVue 91205689 PONY SOCK, LLC 85542168 PONY SOCK Pony, Inc.
TTABVue 91205709 QVC, INC. 85377064 GILI Abercrombie & Fitch Trading Co.
TTABVue 91205717 RAISED BY WOLVES LLC 85387230 RAISED BY WOLVES Calum Green and Peter Williams, Calum Green dba Raised by Wolves
TTABVue 91205714 RAYBERN FOODS, LLC 85412004 BERNELI’S Bernatello’s Pizza, Inc.
TTABVue 91205628 RIDE NATURE CORPORATION 85378641 RIDE NATURE K-2 Corporation
TTABVue 91205699 ROCK CREEK GLOBAL ADVISORS LLC 85433339 ROCK CREEK GLOBAL ADVISORS LLC The Rock Creek Group, LP
TTABVue 91205742 RTL MOTO, LLC 85368094 RIDE THE LAND K-2 Corporation
TTABVue 91205708 SABETREND S.L. 85238541 UA URBAN ADDICT Under Armour, Inc.
TTABVue 91205625 SAFEWAY INC. 85460871 BAGEL SLENDERS Pinnacle Foods Group LLC
TTABVue 91205641 SALIX PHARMACEUTICALS, LTD. 85385669 MICROPHEX Microflex Corporation
TTABVue 91205677 SCHELL & KAMPETER, INC. 85418886 TRUE LIFE Darford Industries Ltd.
TTABVue 91205622 SEDESCO, INC. 85340536 SABANCI C 85340555Application File Appl
TTABVue 91205729 SILVIA BENAIN ABADI 85453062 SURELL INSTANT SHOE SANITIZER GOJO Industries, Inc.
TTABVue 91205637 SMITHTOWN STEAKHOUSE LLC 85360936 I INSIGNIA PRIME STEAK : SUSHI Joseph Phelps Vineyards LLC
TTABVue 91205640 SOL, INC. 85205127 20/20 Summit Electric Supply Company, Inc.
TTABVue 91205651 SONY LSI DESIGN INCORPORATED 85144924 LSI INTELLIGENCE ON CHIPS LSI Corporation
TTABVue 91205665 STOWERS, STACY, KOOCHER, DEAN 85361434 HAPPY SHAKE McDonald’s Corporation
TTABVue 91205723 STULLER, INC. 85416478 PRECIOUS BOND Jewelers Vigilance Committee
TTABVue 91205739 SUPREME GRAND LODGE; OF THE ANCIENT AND MYSTICAL; ORDER ROSAE CRUCIS, INC. 79083617 THE ROSICRUCIAN ORDER David John Griffin
TTABVue 91205655 SWIFT MAINTENANCE PRODUCTS, INC. 85168090 FLEX SEAL Building Materials Investment Corp.
 TTABVue 91205722 SZ TELSTAR CO., LTD 85418325 TELSTAR Telstra Corporation Limited
 TTABVue 91205657 TABLETOPS UNLIMITED, INC. 85417283 SALAD ON-THE-GO Cool Gear International, LLC c/o RAF Industries, Inc.
TTABVue 91205711 TEALAMA, LLC 85415294 TEALAMA Teavana Corporation
TTABVue 91205646 TECHNICOLOR 79098594 MEDIAENCORE Starz Entertainment, LLC
TTABVue 91205619 TEQUILERA MILAGRO, S.A. DE C.V. 77917008 INSPIRED EVOLUTION Sokol Blosser, Ltd.
TTABVue 91205620 TEQUILERA MILAGRO, S.A. DE C.V. 77916996 INSPIRE EVOLUTION Sokol Blosser, Ltd.
TTABVue 91205694 THANH Q. VU 85495412 ARTIER Cartier International A.G.
TTABVue 91205719 THE COLMAN GROUP, INC. 85294835 KLEEN TOWEL Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
TTABVue 91205683 THE MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION 85418953 THERE SHE IS . . . MISS AMERICA PhyllisWayne
TTABVue 91205656 THE WYANOKE GROUP, INC. 85475140 CARDIOLOGY TODAY INTERVENTION Bryn Mawr Communications II, LLC
TTABVue 91205624 TOKIO INDUSTRY CO., LTD 79101469 OLD STAG Sazerac Company, Inc.
TTABVue 91205661 TRIBUNE COMPANY 85211227 MOSAIC BY TRIBUNE MLB Advanced Media, L.P.
TTABVue 91205662 TRINITY UNIVERSITY 8538945785460229 TUTRINITY TIGERS Detroit Tigers, Inc.
TTABVue 91205680 TULLY, JOSEPH 85424411 SPROUTWORKS SproutLoud Media Networks, LLC
TTABVue 91205667 US FOODS, INC. 85373421 MOLLY’S KITCHEN Molly’s Cupcakes LLC
TTABVue 91205670 US FOODS, INC. 85370110 MOLLY’S KITCHEN Molly’s Cupcakes LLC
TTABVue 91205671 US FOODS, INC. 85370281 CREATED BY MOLLY Molly’s Cupcakes LLC
TTABVue 91205672 US FOODS, INC. 85370093 CREATED BY MOLLY Molly’s Cupcakes LLC
TTABVue 91205737 VIR, JAY R. 85418890 NO GOOD FLIX Showtime Networks Inc.
TTABVue 91205692 VMR PRODUCTS, LLC 85450714 VAPOR COUTURE Grand River Enterprises Six Nations Ltd.
TTABVue 91205653 WISHKEY, INC. 85377623 TREBLE & BASS PVH Corp.
TTABVue 91205746 YARDDOG PRODUCTIONS, LLC 77547735 RX 90210 Torand Productions Inc.
TTABVue 91205648 ZHEJIANG WALL-LIFE DECORATION CO., LTD. 79100589 WALLIFE Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
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Recent TTAB decisions and activity of note (5/21 – 5/28/2012)

During the week of May 21 – 28, 2012, the TTAB issued no precedential decisions. But it issued several dispositive rulings as well as important findings on procedure, evidence, and discovery. Also note that one appeal to the CAFC was instituted.

Here is a rundown of the activity of note from the TTAB in the week [visit http://ttabvue.USPTO.gov to view any of the proceeding and documents]:

Proceeding No.

Date

TTAB Disposition

Precedent?

Notes

91164764

05/21/2012 PL`S MOT. FOR SUMM. JUDGMENT DENIED

N

Opposer, owner of registrations for BRINKS and BRINK’S for security products, moved for partial summary judgment in its Opposition to BRINKMANN, for home security systems and components therefor, on applicant’s Morehouse defense regarding Opposer’s dilution claim. Opposer argued that the goods in the Applicant’s registrations are not the same or essentially the same as the goods recited in applicant’s involved application. Applicant contends that the Morehouse defense applies to the dilution claim given Opposer’s failure to challenge its prior registrations and various third party registrations.  Board found that while there are no relevant material facts at issue, Opposer was essentially seeking an advisory opinion as to whether or not applicant’s modified Morehouse defense is applicable to opposer’s dilution claim. Board refused to issue such an opinion before trial as it would not address the pleaded likelihood of confusion claim which may be dispositive.

Note that Opposition was instituted more than seven (7) years ago and Opposer on June 15, 2012, moved the Board to extend discovery by an additional 60 days.

91198922

05/23/2012 PL`S MOT. FOR SUMM. JUDGMENT DENIED

N

Plaintiff (The Clorox Co.) moved for summary judgment in its opposition against CLOROTEC & Design (diamond shaped) for “electrolysis cell for use in the manufacture of various ionic solutions.” Motion denied as Board found material facts in dispute as to relatedness of goods and similarity of marks.

91202371

05/24/2012 PL`S MOT. FOR SUMM. JUDGMENT DENIED

N

Opposer moved for summary judgment on res judicata and collateral estoppel grounds based on prior decision of the Board in a different Opposition. Board found that claim preclusion did not apply because of the addition of design elements in Applicant’s mark. As to issue preclusions, Board granted motion in part as to the similarity of the good and services since they are identical to prior proceeding, and denied it as to any other issues.

77509917

05/24/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: AFFIRMED

N

The BENTHRASHER mark of Applicant Ben Thrasher refused under 2(d) as likely to be confused with two registrations issued to High Speed Productions, Inc. (“HSP”) for THRASHER and a third registration issued to the Atlanta Hockey Club, Inc. (“AHC”) for THRASHERS, between whom there is a consent agreement. The applied for mark and the cited marks are all for clothing. Third party registrations submitted for first time with Applicant’s brief were ignored as untimely. Applicant’s attempts to limit the scope of the registrants goods improper (“The law is clear that the question of likelihood of confusion must be determined based on the identification of goods in the application and cited registration, regardless of what the record may reveal as to the actual nature of the goods, the particular channels of trade or the class of purchasers to which the goods are directed.” Evidence of third party registrations by Applicant dismissed because none of them were for the relevant goods. Evidence of use of the term THRASHERS by others in the field dismissed as being insufficient. As a result, Board affirmed the refusal.

[NOTE: I disagree with the finding as I believe the commercial impression of BENTHRASHER is that of a personas name, not of an activity or a thing, and that it is further distinguished by the lack of space between the words. Furthermore, the register is already somewhat diluted by the two registrants even if there is a consent agreement between them.]

77709106

05/22/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: AFFIRMED

N

Refusal of BONE YARD INDUSTRIES & Design for gloves, shirts, hats and sweatshirts under Section 2(d) as likely to be confused with registrations, both from same entity, for BONE YARD & Design (tshirts and hats) and BONEYARDS (belts, footwear, pants, shirts, shorts, tshirts). Applicant argued that the cited registrant is not using the mark, but this argument refused as an impermissible collateral attack. Refusal affirmed: marks found similar and goods overlapping.

77738221

05/23/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: AFFIRMED

N

THE BIG RIG MATTRESS refused as descriptive under Sect. 2(e)(1) for mattresses (with MATTRESS disclaimed). Applicant’s double entendre argument fell short; Board affirmed refusal. (“To qualify as a double entendre, the second non-descriptive meaning of the mark must be immediately apparent to the consumer.”

77874764

05/21/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: AFFIRMED

N

BIG YANK in Class 18 (luggage) and 25 (clothing) refused under 2(d) with registered marks YANK for clothing and luggage goods. Refusal affirmed: Goods are overlapping; addition of big is not sufficient to differentiate the marks. Applicant’s cited  its ownership of prior registrations, now expired, for BIG YANK. Applicant tried to cite registrant’s statements in its application traversing a 2(d) refusal with the then-registered BIG YANK mark. But the file history was not of record and Board did not take judicial notice; Board hinted that outcome might be different as to some of the goods if such evidence properly of record.

77888783

05/24/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: AFFIRMED

N

Refusal of SIERRA WHITE for granite and stone under Sect. 2(d) with SIERRA STONE registered for “cast stone.” Refusal affirmed; “WHITE” is descriptive and “STONE” generic.

77928112

05/22/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: AFFIRMED

N

Applicant’s mark, CIVITA for real estate development, refused under 2(d) with:

– CIVITAS for “landscape architecture, and urban planning and design”

– SEVITA and SEVITA logo both for financial and real estate services

Board affirmed refusal finding marks similar and the services may emanate from the same source (relying on third party registrations).

(The order was mistakenly identified as precedential in Board’s order, but a subsequent order corrected it.)

77931954

05/23/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: AFFIRMED Refusal of design mark featuring a silhouette skateboarder and a skateboard for clothing under Section 2(d) as likely to be confused with registered design mark  for clothing also featuring silhouette of skateboarder and skateboard. Applicant’s argument that sophisticated purchasers would distinguish the designs fails because the channels of trade are not limited. Refusal affirmed.

77956966

05/23/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: AFFIRMED

N

GROWSMART for soils refused as likely to be confused under 2(d) with SMARTGROW registered for “Animal and human hair used as a fertilizer, for moisture retention, and an all-natural growth enhancement.” Board affirmed finding goods overlapping, and the words in the marks identical but merely reversed.

85024647

05/23/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: AFFIRMED

N

WILD BY NATURE for pet food refused under 2(d) due to several BY NATURE registrations for pet food and similar items owned by one registrant. Applicant’s untimely third-party evidence submitted with its brief not considered. Refusal affirmed “[i] n view of the similarity of the marks, the legal identity of the goods and the presumption that the goods move in the same channels of trade and are sold to the same classes of consumers.”

85028579

05/21/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: AFFIRMED

N

Refusal of NEIGHBORHOODJOINTS for variety of Class 35 services under Sect. 2(e)(1) affirmed: “In short, it would be an impediment for competitors offering restaurant ratings or management services or for the public using such services to try to describe them if applicant were allowed to register “NEIGHBORHOODJOINTS.””

85048891

05/24/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: AFFIRMED

N

Refusal under Section 2(d) of TJ’S PIZZERIA for restaurant services due to likelihood of confusion with TJ’S SUBS for restaurant and fast food services featuring sandwiches and subs is affirmed. TJ’S portion is identical and dominant portion of both marks.

77781694

05/24/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: REVERSED

N

Application for TIF for ‘turfgrass’ refused under 2(d) as likely to be confused with TifBlair The Certified Centipede [& Design] for grass seed. Board permitted consideration of third party registration submitted by Applicant during the appeal for the first time b/c the registration issued after the appeal was commenced. Board reversed the refusal; ‘TifBlair’ is a generic varietal name and thus afforded less weight.

77865028

05/24/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: REVERSED

N

Refusal of GREEN DOOR for “an adult-themed social club for engaging in adult-themed erotic activities, excluding restaurant and bar services” under 2(d) with THE GREEN DOOR for ‘restaurant and bar services’ reversed. Mark found essentially identical but services found quite different. “Evidence that applicant’s club may in fact include a bar and may provide alcoholic drinks to its members (and the evidence of record is contradictory on these points) does not establish a similarity between applicant’s sex or “swingers” club and registrant’s restaurant and bar.” Board seemingly indicated that finding may have been different if additional evidence made of record.

85135800

05/25/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: REVERSED

N

Descriptiveness refusals of NEWTRITIOUS and INSTANT NEWTRITION for powdered supplement drink mixes reversed by the Board. Evidence submitted by Applicant during appeal ignored. “[A] mark is not merely descriptive if a portion of the mark “creates a separate commercial impression, such that the mark as a whole has a double entendre, with one meaning that is not merely descriptive.”” Examiner’s 3rd party evidence was ambiguous – several of the uses were as a trademark or trade name.

91187118

05/22/2012 APPEAL TO CAFC

N/A

Appeal to CAFC filed by Applicant by AMAZON VENTURES after TTAB sustained Opposition by Amazon.com

91177768

05/21/2012 RECONSIDERATION DENIED

N

Applicant moved for reconsideration of ruled denying summary judgment on a fraud claim. Board denied motion, noted that no new issues or facts were raised.

NOTE that ruling on motion for reconsideration issued 10 months after the filing of the request for reconsideration and 2.25 years after the MSJ was first filed.

92053863

05/22/2012 SUSPENDED PENDING DISP OF CIVIL ACTION

N

Motions to suspend pending civil proceeding and quash deposition granted despite fact that Respondent has already noticed a 30(b)(6) deposition. Board noted that civil action deemed commenced once it is filed, even if it has not yet been served.

91189221

05/25/2013 SUSPENDED PENDING DISP OF CIVIL ACTION

N

Board proceeding suspending pending outcome of a foreign appeal related to the same mark, as the foreign proceeding could potentially affect registration rights in the US.

92055005

05/22/2012 SUSPENDED PENDING DISP OF OUTSTNDNG MOT

N

Petitioner moved for a 90 days enlargement of time to respond to Respondent’s Motion for Summary Judgment. Motion granted in part:  Petitioner allowed 30 days to respond to MSJ issues or to request suspension at the Board pending the motion to vacate District Court ruling.

91201933

05/22/2012 RESPONSE DUE 30 DAYS (DUE DATE)

N

Applicant’s amendment of correspondence address denied as neither a  proper request for withdrawal of counsel nor a revocation of applicant’s power of attorney was filed.

91204026

05/22/2012 RESPONSE DUE 30 DAYS (DUE DATE)

N

Applicant moved, with consent, to amend its mark from A BULLY FREE WORLD to A WORLD FREE OF BULLYING, and to amend its identification of goods from “Rubber or silicon wristbands in the nature of a bracelet” to “Wrist-bands”. Proposed amendment to drawing denied. Proposed amendment to ID denied as broadening the current ID.

92054205

05/23/2012 TRIAL DATES RESET

N

Respondent moved to compel responses to interrogatories and RFP, and to test sufficiency of Petitioner’s untimely responses to requests for admissions (RFAs). Motion to compel granted as to interrogatories and RFP; Petitioner ordered to respond w/o objections as to the merits. Motion to deem RFAs admitted denied and Petitioner’s motion to withdraw admissions granted.

91202032

05/24/2012 TRIAL DATES RESET

N

Applicant moved to dismiss/strike Opposer’s claim of lack of a bona fide intent to use the mark after Opposer’s pleading referenced statements by Applicant’s attorney made in the course of settlement negotiations. Applicant’s motion denied; Board did not address FRE 408 issues.

92049332

05/21/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: DISMISSED W/ PREJUDICE

N

Opposition to BACKRACK for ‘pick-up truck racks’ on grounds of genericness denied: “We find that the evidence of generic use of respondent’s BACKRACK mark is offset by evidence of the overall context of respondent’s trademark use of the term BACKRACK, a less than rigorous but sufficient level of policing and control over use of the mark by others, recognition of the trademark significance of the mark by competitors and sellers, and a lack of evidence that the primary understanding of the term BACKRACK to end-purchasers of headache racks is as a generic term.”

91198679

05/23/2012 BOARD`S ORDER TRIAL DATES ARE RESET

N

Applicant’s motion for sanctions denied; Applicant had not previously filed motion to compel.

92053415

05/23/2012 BOARD`S ORDER TRIAL DATES RESET

N

Respondent’s motion to compel denied b/c Respondent did not make a good faith effort to resolve before filing with Board. Petitioner’s motion to compel discovery deposition appearance of Respondent’s 30(b)(6) witness granted to ensure witness is available before departing U.S. for 2 months.

91204197

05/23/2012 CONSOLIDATED – PARENT; SUSPENDED

N

Motion to consolidate granted; motion to suspend deferred until Answer filed in Civil action.

91201442

05/23/2012 CONSOLIDATED – PARENT; TRIAL DATES RESET

N

Motion to consolidate granted even though one proceeding was almost at end of discovery

91204280

05/21/2012 DISCOVERY CONFERENCE ORDER; D`S AMENDMENT TO APPLICATION DENIED WITHOUT PREJ; TRIAL DATES REMAIN AS

N

Applicant’s proposed amendment to its dates of use denied w/o prejudice; Applicant did not submit requisite declaration.

91204457

05/23/2012 D`S MOT. TO DISMISS GRANTED W/LEAVE TO AMEND; TRIAL DATES RESET

N

Applicant moved to dismiss for failure to state a claim. Motion granted:  Opposer “[m]erely identifying its claims on the notice of opposition, without setting forth factual allegations to support such claims, does not constitute a proper pleading.”

91193955

05/24/2012 MOTION FOR SANCTIONS; DENIED; TRIAL DATES RESET

N

Board earlier granted Opposer’s unopposed motion to compel; Applicant then served supplemental discovery response. Opposer now moved for sanctions. While Board denied motion, it chastised applicant: “in view of applicant’s dilatory and obfuscatory conduct with respect to discovery which, in our view, has resulted in an unnecessary motion to compel and motion for sanctions, some sanctions are warranted in this matter.  While not necessarily a sanction, we initially note that as a general “estoppel” rule, applicant may not rely on any information and documents that are responsive to opposers’ discovery requests but were not disclosed or produced during discovery.”

92054095

05/22/2012 PROCEEDINGS RESUMED

N

Petitioner moved to compel Respondent to designate one or more officer for 30(b)(6) deposition. Board granted motion.

92054870

05/24/2012 PROCEEDINGS RESUMED

N

Respondent’s motion interpreted as a 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim. Several claims found sufficient, but fraud claim found lacking: “Here, the petition to cancel fails to sufficiently set forth factual allegations that respondent had no reasonable basis for believing that no one else had the right to use the mark in commerce at the time it filed the application for the mark THE SPICE HOUSE.”

91188847

05/21/2012 PROCEEDINGS RESUMED

N

Opposer moved to test sufficient of responses to requests for admissions. Where applicant admitted or denied the RFA but provided additional clarification as well, Opposer’s motion denied. As to other Requests, Opposer’s motion denied where propounded for an improper purpose: “The requests for admissions at issue are not for purposes of limiting factual issues in this case.”

91200187

05/24/2012 PROCEEDINGS RESUMED

N

Opposer’s motion to compel granted in part and many of Applicant’s objections overruled. Motion to compel regarding requiring Applicant’s signature (“Applicant is an individual, not a corporation, and therefore, applicant’s counsel cannot sign on behalf of applicant as an agent, although objections to interrogatories must be signed by counsel.”)

91202546

05/21/2012 PROCEEDINGS RESUMED

N

Applicant’s 12(b)(6) motion denied as to Section 2(d) claim, granted as to ‘false suggestion of a connection’ claim, dilution claim, and deceptiveness claim.
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Recent TTAB opposition and cancellation filings

Below are the records of recent Cancellation and Opposition filings at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board from approximately May 24 to June 14, 2012 [due to a computer glitch, some records are missing]. These records are taken from the public records of the US Patent and Trademark Office.

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For the full Trademark Trial and Appeal Board records of any proceeding, click the “TTABVue” link in the left column.

Note that the listings for proceedings involving logos, multiple marks, multiple plaintiffs, or multiple defendants may be incomplete.

Cancellation No.

Registrant

Serial No.

Trademark

Petitioner

TTABVue 92055696 CYNTHIA LUKE FORTUNE 77053649 PLANLIFEWISE Lifewise Assurance Company
TTABVue 92055726 DAVID DORFMUELLER 77650042 MY-KAP Keurig Incorporated
TTABVue 92055732 EZ KLEAN GUTTERS 77124592 EZ KLEAN TIP GUTTERS EZ Gutter Guard Systems, Inc.
TTABVue 92055686 KANAN CORP. 78835649 BEACH AQUARIUM Richard S Hendey III
TTABVue 92055700 LOUIS PLC 7906003079031855

79029443

79029442

79029442

79030851

LOUIS GROUPLOUIS

LOUIS HELLENIC CRUISES

LOUIS CRUISE LINES

LOUIS HOTELS

Roach Holdings, Inc.
TTABVue 92055717 MICHAEL BROWN 77447221 HIGH SEAS GOURMET ALBACORE TUNA Atlantic Capes Fisheries, Inc.
TTABVue 92055731 SEHGAL AMAN 85018755 CHANNELCLOUD Pointivity
TTABVue 92055714 TASSERON SENSORS, INC. 8524574885245797

85245781

85245767

85245762

85245756

85245741

QQWIKFLANGEQQWIKSTRAP

QQWIKROOM

QQWIKOUTDOOR

QQWIKMINI

QQWIKIMMERSION

QQWIKBOX

Mainstream Engineering Corporation
TTABVue 92055718 THE WESTBRASS CO. 85402620 WASTEMASTER Anaheim Marketing International
TTABVue 92055693 TOWNHALL MUSIC, INC. 78532402 TOWNHALL Town Hall Foundation, Inc.
TTABVue 92055724 VERTICAL PARTNERS WEST, LLC 76557789 VENOM RACING HPE Design LLC
TTABVue 92055699 VITAFLEX DR. WALTER MAUCH GMBH 75615858 BY DR. MAUCH Mafag-Reflexa AG
TTABVue 92055734 ZHONGSHAN DONLIM WEILI ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES CO., LTD. 85087257 EASCOOK BSH Home Appliances Corporation
TTABVue 92055690 ACORN TV, LLC 85435815 ACORN TV Acorn Media Group, Inc.
TTABVue 92055735 AMERICAN NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY 74282674 AMERICAN NATIONAL American National Investment Advisors, LLC
TTABVue 92055728 ANON ARTS LLC 77536013 FLIPBOOK DigiCel, Inc.
TTABVue 92055688 BARRINGTON DENTAL CARE LTD. 85402509 BARRINGTONDENTALCARE Russell P. Fitton III DDS PC
TTABVue 92055729 C&C JEWELRY MFG., INC. 77492178 TWILIGHT COLLECTION Summit Entertainment, LLC
TTABVue 92055701 CORBRIDGE SOLUTIONS, LLC 78936846 EZ AMP WallacOy
TTABVue 92055695 CREATIVE ENTERPRISES UNLIMITED, LLC 77535675 BLOOMIN’ TUCKERS OS Asset, Inc.
TTABVue 92055715 CURIOSITY INC. 77049793 CURIOSITY Curiosity, LLC
TTABVue 92055709 DEMATIC CORP. 75193539 TRANSORT Span Tech LLC
TTABVue 92055691 DOUGHBOY VENTURES 77852379 SUM+ Serge Bajrami
TTABVue 92055722 FISKARS BRANDS, INC. 78507717 CRUSADER Shakespeare Company, LLC
TTABVue 92055720 HAVEN HOUSE 85404620 HAVEN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES Haven Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.
TTABVue 92055723 IBASIS, INC. 77241557 G5 T-Mobile USA, Inc.
TTABVue 92055736 INVENTDEAN, LLC 85002483 DERM NEW Win Direct S.L.
TTABVue 92055727 L’OREAL USA CREATIVE, INC. 74180817 KERATEX HalkaIndustria
TTABVue 92055684 LA WEIGHT LOSS FRANCHISE COMPANY 7708684876633487

76633926

77086834

78798135

78817719

78819103

ENHANCE750FREE TO LIVE

FREE TO LIVE

LA BARS

SPLASH PACKS

TARGET.TONE. TRANSFORM.

THINNER BY THE MINUTE

Weight Loss Services, LP
TTABVue 92055713 LEBLON FOODS, INC. 78696872 LUPITA Gruma Corporation
TTABVue 92055694 LISA L. WRIGHT 77541411 PHAG FARM Phat Fashions, LLC
TTABVue 92055719 MINNESOTA CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY 77157781 MUSICAPOLIS Musicopolis Pty Ltd
TTABVue 92055712 NEW ENGLAND BIKER, LLC 85196935 NEW ENGLAND BIKER MOTORCYCLE NEWS & INFORMATION WWW.NEWENGLANDBIKER.COM Biker News, Inc.
TTABVue 92055689 NUTS ABOUT GRANOLA, LLC 85370431 PLAIN JANE Apache Produce Imports, LLC
TTABVue 92055711 OMNIDEKORA, INC. 78881910 IVISION Optex CO., Ltd.
TTABVue 92055692 PRIUS ENERGY SLU 77838887 PRIUS ENERGY Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, t/a Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
TTABVue 92055687 PROFESSOR POCKET LLC 78974498 PROFESSOR POCKET The College Network, Inc.
TTABVue 92055702 SAN ANTONIO SHOE, INC. AKA SAN ANTONIO SHOE COMPANY INC. 7365552274406926 SASSAS SHOEMAKERS Affliction Holdings, LLC
TTABVue 92055716 SIX L’S PACKING COMPANY, INC. 78930694 PRIMA ROMA Gerawan Farming, Inc.
TTABVue 92055685 SURFCITY NETWORKS, INC. 76383373 SURFCITY NETWORKS Cambridge Silicon Radio Limited
TTABVue 92055698 SVEN BULLAERT DBA QUEST DESIGN 75004340 I AM William Adams
TTABVue 92055733 TECHTRONIC POWER TOOLS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED 85469723 ENPOWER P3 International Corp.
TTABVue 92055730 TEKNOR APEX COMPANY 85261193 KINKGUARD Veyance Technologies, Inc.
TTABVue 92055682 THE CONCENTRATE MANUFACTURING COMPANY OF IRELAND 77623169 [design mark] Indigo Studios, Inc.
TTABVue 92055710 THE RAG PLACE, INC. 85100218 ULTRABOUNCE Los Angeles Rag House, Inc.

Opposition No.

Aplicant

Serial No.

Trademark

Opposer

TTABVue 91205609 ADAMS, LACOLE L. 85365427 JESUS CHIC Jesus Jeans S.r.l.
TTABVue 91205491 AFZAL, ZUBAIR A. 85453732 SINISTER Sinister Cycles, Inc.
TTABVue 91205519 ALTICOR INC. 85380976 NUTRILITE Nutri/System IPHC, Inc.
TTABVue 91205521 ALTICOR INC. 85380984 NUTRILITE Nutri/System IPHC, Inc
TTABVue 91205522 ALTICOR INC. 85381040 NUTRILITE Nutri/System IPHC, Inc.
TTABVue 91205523 ALTICOR INC. 85389547 NUTRILITE Nutri/System IPHC, Inc.
TTABVue 91205524 ALTICOR INC. 85389481 NUTRILITE Nutri/System IPHC, Inc.
TTABVue 91205526 ALTICOR INC. 85381035 NUTRILITE Nutri/System IPHC, Inc.
TTABVue 91205529 ALTICOR INC. 85381057 NUTRILITE Nutri/System IPHC, Inc.
TTABVue 91205555 BODY TECH LABORATORIES,LLC 85407125 HEXCEL ARCH SUPPORT Hexcel Corporation
TTABVue 91205596 BUBBLES BY BROOKS, LLC 85374812 BUBBLES BY BROOKS ARTISAN PRODUCTS INSPIRED BY NATURE {design} Brooks Brothers Group, Inc.
TTABVue 91205604 DELICATO VINEYARDS 85410633 REDVOLUTION Sokol Blosser, Ltd.
TTABVue 91205608 DUBNO, BRYAN 8542406485408907 UF MOBILEUFMOBILE University Athletic Association
TTABVue 91205553 E & E CO., LTD. 85415509 ID INTELLIGENT DESIGN InterDesign, Inc.
TTABVue 91205559 FLOM, BONNIE JANE 85408887 “WE LET DOCTORS BE DOCTORS.” Medical Billing Resources, LLC
TTABVue 91205495 GYUMRI-GAREJOUR LLC 79105021 ARARAT BEER Yerevan Brandy Company, CJSC
TTABVue 91205472 HANSEN, RICHARD G. 85092049 SCOUT FAMILY SKI DAYS Boy Scouts of America
TTABVue 91205518 HIBE INC 85328906 HIBE Hibe Co. dba Hibe LLC
TTABVue 91205477 INTERNATIONAL FOOD & CANDY 85178310 FAIEZ AL SUHAGY ISO 9001 Al Suhagy for Food Industries Ltd. fka Al Kawafl Al Masria Company for Industries Foodstuffs
TTABVue 91205445 JOSHUA B. FLOURNOY, CALEB R. FLOURNOY, FARIS L. FLOURNOY III 85271459 BUDGETMASTER PLUS MasterCard International Incorporated
TTABVue 91205504 JUSTIN HOBART BROWN, TRUSTEE, HOBART BROWN LIVING TRUST. WN LIVING TRUST. 85321796 RUTABAGA QUEEN Kinetic Universe
TTABVue 91205461 KJAER, BJARNE S 85488801 OCEAN RAIN Talking Rain Beverage Company, Inc.
TTABVue 91205473 LEFTRIDGE, DOUGLAS A., GBL SALES, INC. 85403878 ARMOURADE Under Armour, Inc.
TTABVue 91205563 MARIN, ROBERT A. 85469015 EVOL1 Matthew A. Dadaian
TTABVue 91205547 MCJUNK INC 85373550 MCJUNK McDonald’s Corporation
TTABVue 91205581 ME TOO PARTS INC 85412770 MR.WIFFLE The Wiffle Ball, Inc.
TTABVue 91205588 MOVEMENT121 LLC 85470733 ONE TO ONE 1TO1 Marketing S.A.R.L., 1TO1 Marketing, LLC, Peppers & Rogers Group B.V.
TTABVue 91205597 MURPHY, TYLER J 85412910 FOREVER TRIM Aloe Vera of America, Inc.
TTABVue 91205594 MYCHELLE DERMACEUTICALS LLC 85411481 MYDERMA MERZ PHARMACEUTICALS, LLC
TTABVue 91205560 NEXOLVE CORPORATION 85417671 LUCINOX LUCITE INTERNATIONAL, INC.
TTABVue 91205605 NEXT GENERATION LOGISTICS, INC. 85330952 NEXTRACK TeleTracking Technologies, Inc.
TTABVue 91205492 OPIVU PRODUCTS & COSMETICS, LLC 85165151 OPIVU O P I Products, Inc.
TTABVue 91205507 PARADIGM LABS, INC 85451844 PYROGUARD PYROK, INC.
TTABVue 91205502 PLACECOL USA 85177181 SKIN PHD Skintrium Corp.
TTABVue 91205476 PLAYTIKA LTD. 85320368 SLOTOMANIA Atlantic City Coin & Slot Service Company, Inc.
TTABVue 91205442 POTTY TIME, INC. 85405796 LETS YOUR LITTLE ONE KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME TO GO! KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
TTABVue 91205586 PRO SKIN SOLUTIONS, INC 85333622 PRO SKIN SOLUTIONS Guthy-Renker LLC
TTABVue 91205459 SIGNATURE LUXURY TRAVEL 85363025 THE FINE ART OF TRAVEL Virtuoso, Ltd.
TTABVue 91205493 SIMPLE DWELLINGS, LLC 85491290 LAVERNE Avrom W. Laverne
TTABVue 91205455 SOLAW INTERNATIONAL 85358539 QLTS INTERNATIONAL QLTS School Ltd.
TTABVue 91205577 THE RANCH APPAREL GROUP, INC. 85515399 RIDER’S UNION Seattle Pacific Industries, Inc.
TTABVue 91205585 V & W ENTERPRISES 2011 LLC 85343252 V & W BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
TTABVue 91205534 WORLD HEALTH ENTERPRISES LLC 85096290 OXY-BUMP The Mentholatum Company
TTABVue 91205444 YAHIKU, GLENN M 85406999 THE CREED PLAY YOUR INSIDE OUT Blue Collar Records, Inc.
TTABVue 91205512 YANG, YAN 85412734 LUSHMERE Cosmetic Warriors Limited
TTABVue 91205532 AGM CONTAINER CONTROLS, INC. 85393715 PROTÉGÉ SPOP, Inc.
TTABVue 91205574 AIR FIBER, INC. 85420120 AIR FIBER AneesElbruki
TTABVue 91205525 ALTICOR INC. 85389560 NUTRILITE Nutri/System IPHC, Inc.
TTABVue 91205474 ALWAYS SUMMER PRODUCTIONS, LLC 85162276 SURF! CSR Technology, Inc.
TTABVue 91205498 ANTHONY GONZALEZ AND MICHAEL TORCHIA 85464162 S SHAPE UP LIVE Shape Up, Inc.
TTABVue 91205452 ARMAND AGRA, INC. 85479443 FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOUR TABLE Nash-Finch Company
TTABVue 91205583 ARROW SEED CO., INC 85245610 SOILBUILDER COVER CROP MIXES GOOD SOIL STARTS WITH OMS Investments, Inc.
TTABVue 91205517 AXELL WIRELESS LTD. 85251013 DIGIMINI Digi International Inc.
TTABVue 91205483 BABA SLINGS LIMITED 79103197 THEBABASLING Baba Slings Pty Ltd
TTABVue 91205508 BANCO BILBAO VIZCAYA ARGENTARIA, S.A. 79091930 {design mark} Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
TTABVue 91205615 BIODIGITAL SYSTEMS LLC 85314971 BIODIGITAL HUMAN Bio-Sim Corporation
TTABVue 91205489 BOI TRADING COMPANY LTD. 79102203 SMITH & JONES Target Brands, Inc.
TTABVue 91205610 BRIGHTON, KENNETH 85502804 DON’T MESS WITH THE US Texas Department of Transportation
TTABVue 91205562 BRUCE FOODS CORPORATION 85410976 LOUISIANA GOLD Louisiana Fish Fry Products, Ltd.
TTABVue 91205564 BRUCKNER, DR. DAVID 85198173 SCHMULKA BERNSTEIN’S BIRDS EYE FOODS LLC
TTABVue 91205515 CADA, HEIDI 85372845 RIDE IT DIRTY K-2 Corporation
TTABVue 91205456 CBM CREATIVE BRANDS MARKEN GMBH 85093742 AVANTIME Avon Products, Inc.
TTABVue 91205479 CITY SELECT, INC. 85409664 CITY SELECT Citigroup Inc.
TTABVue 91205487 CLARIANT AG 79099206 PERMACARE Stahl International B.V.
TTABVue 91205470 CMDIRECT, INC. 85340856 CMDIRECT Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
TTABVue 91205509 CRESTLINK HOLDINGS LIMITED 85374718 DROO Doro AB
TTABVue 91205570 DAN O’LEARY, UNITED STATES CITIZEN, PARENT OF SEAN O’LEARY DBA ONE DIRECTION 85241506 ONE DIRECTION 1D Media Limited
TTABVue 91205541 DAZZLE UP, LLC 85463176 COUNTRY CHICK Browning
TTABVue 91205486 DEL MONTE INTERNATIONAL GMBH 85373901 ROYALS Kansas City Royals Baseball Corporation
TTABVue 91205582 DERMAL LIFE, LLC 85401841 DERMAL LIFE ADVANCED SKIN CARE SOLUTIONS Johnson & Johnson
TTABVue 91205439 DIGITALGLOBE, INC. 85301985 FIRSTWATCH Stout Solutions, LLC
TTABVue 91205575 DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS, LLC 85443462 DEADLY SINS Miles-Bramwell Executive Services Limited
TTABVue 91205527 DOMINIQUE GABEL 85385318 MAMA’S DIRTY LI’L SECRET Stephen A. Miller
TTABVue 91205441 DREAM SOLUTIONS ENTERPRISE, LLC 85396947 I’M QUEEN Queen Productions Limited
TTABVue 91205545 DUKEANDUCHESS LLC 85373675 DUKE & DUCHESS Duke University
TTABVue 91205571 DWELL WITH DIGNITY FOUNDATION, INC. 85360873 GILT-Y Gilt Groupe, Inc.
TTABVue 91205573 E! ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION LLC 85220073 E! Genome Research Limited
TTABVue 91205601 ENDURA LTD. 85574838 PAK A JAK Pollak Import Export Corp.
TTABVue 91205443 ENTERPRISE DATABASE CORPORATION 85046231 {design mark} MasterCard International Incorporated
TTABVue 91205449 FLUFF MONKEY ENTERPRISES, LLC 85299563 FLUFF M 85297991Application File Appl
TTABVue 91205561 FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA ALSO TRADING AS FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES LTD., AND NSI MOKA CORP. 79090964 NSI American National Standards Institute, Incorporated
TTABVue 91205438 G SQUARED PROMOTION LTD. 85045293 GOGOPINK Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management, Inc.
TTABVue 91205530 G. POHL-BOSKAMP GMBH & CO. KG 79097740 GELO Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
TTABVue 91205503 GARD, GERALD 85369897 NICE RACK TERRITORY NIHC, Inc.
TTABVue 91205556 GUANGZHOU FINE HORSE LEATHER CO., LTD. 79101719 AE ANGMA Retail Royalty Company
TTABVue 91205579 HANSEN BEVERAGE COMPANY 85086106 MONSTER MAGNUM Four Star Drive-In Restaurants, L.P.
TTABVue 91205543 HIPPOPS LLC 85464593 HIPPOPS AnnickHumes
TTABVue 91205488 HOME BOX OFFICE, INC. 85374600 TB Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Ltd.
TTABVue 91205482 I.S.T. ITALIA SISTEMI TECNOLOGICI S.R.L. 85307457 IST IST METZ GmbH
TTABVue 91205614 IMPEX BEVERAGES, INC. 85492413 LUCE DI ASTRI Tenute di Castelgiocondo e di Luce della Vite Societa Agricola S.r.l.
TTABVue 91205616 IMPEX BEVERAGES, INC. 85494928 LUCE DI LUNA Tenute di Castelgiocondo e di Luce della Vite Societa Agricola S.r.l.
TTABVue 91205462 INTUIT INC. 85166321 FREE IS BETTER InfoSpace, Inc.
TTABVue 91205531 ISLAND GREEN MOTORS, LTD 85137519 IGM General Motors LLC
TTABVue 91205567 J-PLASMA GMBH 79101498 SQ Sustained Quality, LLC
TTABVue 91205528 JACOBS VEHICLE SYSTEMS, INC. 85357568 EVOLVE Volvo Trademark Holding AB
TTABVue 91205540 JOEL E. AREM 76709026 CHAMPAGNE SUNSTONE Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne and Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualité
TTABVue 91205497 K. HANSOTIA & CO., INC. 85525512 LAUREN PRL USA Holdings, Inc.
TTABVue 91205440 KAPCA VENTURES LLC 85405205 GLADIATOR Whirlpool Properties, Inc., Whirlpool Corporation
TTABVue 91205536 KC INTERNATIONAL LIMITED 85004967 MATRIX. Matrix AdvoCare Network, Inc.
TTABVue 91205460 KEVIN C. PARKS, PETER SADLER 85485126 SOUNDTRACKER Mr.GordonHempton
TTABVue 91205599 KEY TECHNOLOGY, INC. 85412294 REMOTEMD Remote MD, L.L.C.
TTABVue 91205446 KIK INTERACTIVE INC. 85023952 KIK Kikin Limited
TTABVue 91205592 KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM PRODUCTION 1, LLC 85133186 DOOMSTALKER Id Software LLC
TTABVue 91205593 KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM PRODUCTION 1, LLC 85128935 DOOMSTALKER Id Software LLC
TTABVue 91205453 KOEHLER, TIMOTHY 85407313 ECO ICE AND WATER EcoWater Systems LLC
TTABVue 91205589 LEE, DAVID 85461412 NAMU NAMA, LLC
TTABVue 91205478 LIQUID KERATIN INC. 85261919 KERATIN FAKTOR Copomon Enterprises, LLC
TTABVue 91205603 LRNGO, INC. 85412080 LRNGO LRN Corporation
TTABVue 91205606 LRNGO, INC. 85413442 LRNGO LRN Corporation
TTABVue 91205514 MAKER STUDIOS, INC. 85446979 ANIMONSTER Monster Energy Company
TTABVue 91205494 MAN DIESEL & TURBO SE 79088263 MAN | POWERMANAGEMENT Manpower Inc.
TTABVue 91205490 MARTIN MATAK 85212091 VERT Vertigo Holdings, LLC
TTABVue 91205501 MAYAN PARROT, LLC 85371290 GREEN PARROT Diageo North America, Inc.
TTABVue 91205613 MIN, DEOK-KI 85233397 PARIS TOKYO MILANO ROMO W DOUBLEU BEVERAGE Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
TTABVue 91205549 MIND CANDY LIMITED 85186389 MOSHI 85186368Application File Appl
TTABVue 91205535 MULCAHY, BARBARA 76706717 HANKY PANKY POETRY Hanky Panky, Ltd.
TTABVue 91205544 NANOMETRICS INCORPORATED 85244594 VERTEX Xilinx, Inc.
TTABVue 91205481 NIKKO TOSHOGU PRESS B.V. 85368960 GG GOLDEN GLORY Golden Gloves of America, Inc.
TTABVue 91205447 NORDSTROM, INC. 85486190 TUCKER + TATE Tucker by Gaby Basora, Inc.
TTABVue 91205450 NORDSTROM, INC. 85486186 TUCKER + TATE Tucker by Gaby Basora, Inc.
TTABVue 91205566 NORTHSIDE MEAT CO., INC. 85477074 AMISH AH HERITAGE Nature’s Path Foods Inc.
TTABVue 91205607 NXT WALLS, LLC 85505086 NXTWALL Société Partition Manufacturiers Associés (PMA) inc.
TTABVue 91205516 OLDE GRANDDAD INDUSTRIES, INC. 76707184 FREIGHTLINER Daimler Trucks North America LLC
TTABVue 91205578 OLIVERI, JORGE EDGARDO 85400780 LEGADO 1839 Jackson Family Farms, LLC
TTABVue 91205539 OVERLOAD, LTD. 85060211 RENAISSANCE EXERCISE Renaissance Hotel Holdings, Inc.
TTABVue 91205458 P.C. RICHARD & SON LONG ISLAND CORPORATION ON 85235518 BRACKETBALL National Collegiate Athletic Association
TTABVue 91205546 PABST BREWING COMPANY 85432264 BLAST BY COLT 45 Tony Marterie & Associatess
TTABVue 91205496 PACIFIC SPECIALTY INSURANCE COMPANY 85474692 PSIC PACIFIC SPECIALTY INSURANCE COMPANY Pacific Life Insurance Company
TTABVue 91205580 PARADISE IMPORTS, LLC 85407640 PARADISE BAY RUM Diageo North America, Inc.
TTABVue 91205513 PARAGON DATA SYSTEMS, INC. 85374115 NEOTRACK TeleTracking Technologies, Inc.
TTABVue 91205464 PERIPHERAL MARKETING INC. 77691693 CHAMPAGNE BIRTHDAYS Comite Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne and Institut National De L’Origine Et De La Qualite
TTABVue 91205600 PET PLASTICS LLC 85410286 VIT 85410300Application File Appl
TTABVue 91205584 PHARMASOL CORPORATION 85401645 ACTIVE PLUS Guthy-Renker LLC
TTABVue 91205587 PLANT LABS, LLC 85322099 BUD BUILDER OMS Investments, Inc.
TTABVue 91205591 PLAYWORLD SYSTEMS, INC. 85395044 PLAYPOD PlayCore IP Sub, Inc.
TTABVue 91205572 POISSON, JENNIFER 85406122 WETSI The Wet Seal, Inc.
TTABVue 91205554 PRODUCTORES DE MAGUEY Y MEZCAL LOS TRES REYES, S.P.R. DE R.L., A SOCIEDAD DE PRODUCCION RURAL DE RESPONSABILIDAD LIMITADA REYES, S.P.R. DE R.L., A SOCIEDAD DE PRO DUCCION RURAL DE RESPONSABILIDAD LIMITAD 85263005 MADRE CUISHE Fine Estates From Spain, Inc.
TTABVue 91205466 PRODUCTOS LACTEOS TOCUMBO, S.A. DE C.V. 85405347 LA MICHOACANA PALETERIA LA MICHOACANA, LLC
TTABVue 91205468 PRODUCTOS LACTEOS TOCUMBO, S.A. DE C.V. 85408561 LA MICHOACANA NATURAL PALETERIA LA MICHOACANA, LLC
TTABVue 91205602 PROMISE TECHNOLOGY, INC. 85405646 SANLINK SanDisk Corporation
TTABVue 91205538 QUADY WINERY INC. 85487637 CHAMPENSIA Comite Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne, Institut National et de l?Origine et de la Qualite
TTABVue 91205500 RANDOLPH SAINT MARTIN 76709668 E=MC2 EINSTEINHEAD ATHLETE Yeshiva University
TTABVue 91205552 ROBERT OATLEY VINEYARDS PTY LTD 85291632 THUNDERBOLT E. & J. Gallo Winery
TTABVue 91205485 ROGERS, ROBERT 85225206 PIRATE LIFE Pittsburgh Associates
TTABVue 91205598 RRSAT GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK LTD. 85178534 SMART@SEA BY STATION711 Marlink, Societe Anonyme
TTABVue 91205548 S.B.S TEKSTIL SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI IRKETI 85318299 JM JEFFREY MAX CO. CLASSIC BASICS Shirt by Shirt USA, LLC
TTABVue 91205590 S.W.B. APPAREL, INC. 85413397 PROPER BRAND Boston Proper, Inc.
TTABVue 91205537 SANDERS, KRISTI 85492476 TIMBER TBL Licensing LLC
TTABVue 91205568 SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB 85331843 MATIC Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
TTABVue 91205437 SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 85409760 RAPID Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
TTABVue 91205506 SELBERT PERKINS DESIGN 85358400 MALIBU TRIBE Absolut Holding Inc., c/o Absolut Holding Filial
TTABVue 91205576 SELBERT PERKINS DESIGN 85358431 MALIBU ROCKS Absolut Holding Inc. C/O Absolut Holding Filial
TTABVue 91205454 SHAKEY’S USA, INC. 85266473 MOJO MADNESS March Madness Athletic Association LLC
TTABVue 91205484 SHENZHEN EMOI LIFESTYLE CO., LTD. 79101309 ONE EGG Newegg Inc.
TTABVue 91205469 SLANETZ, JAMES 85405446 MONKEY BEAR Bear U.S.A., Inc.
TTABVue 91205565 SOUTH USA MOTORS LLC 85261688 YAMATI Yamaha Hatsudokie Kabushi Kaisha and Yamaha Motor Corporation USA
TTABVue 91205611 SPREE COMMERCE INC. 85497659 SPREE Allegiance Marketing Resources, LLC
TTABVue 91205612 SPRING JOURNAL, INC. 85485661 SPRING JOURNAL Springer-Verlag GmbH
TTABVue 91205551 STEFAN LOY 85506048 UNIFORM UNION Seattle Pacific Industries, Inc.
TTABVue 91205550 TEKNOR APEX COMPANY 85459295 KINKGUARD Veyance Technologies, Inc.
TTABVue 91205511 TERRY M. IVERSON 85504482 CNC ROCKS E.C. S.p.A.
TTABVue 91205465 THE CORPORATE EXECUTIVE BOARD COMPANY 85317133 ASSUREPLAN: IT ROADMAP BUILDER International Data Group, Inc.
TTABVue 91205533 THE CORPORATE EXECUTIVE BOARD COMPANY 85318697 IT ROADMAP BUILDER International Data Group, Inc.
TTABVue 91205520 TREAT U, LLC 85375300 TREAT U TREAT LLC
TTABVue 91205471 URBAN SURF, LLC 85396623 TRUE BOARDWORKS SURF SNOW SKATE WAKE PAPA HANA LLC DBA BOARDWORKS INTERNATIONAL
TTABVue 91205475 USGREENTECH, L.L.C. 85474128 ENCORE Plant Development Services, Inc.
TTABVue 91205451 VAKHARIA, TAPAN 85405465 VITA VIGOR Arnet Pharmaceutical Corporation
TTABVue 91205510 VICTORIA’S SECRET STORES BRAND MANAGEMENT, INC. T, INC. 85436018 VICTORIA’S SECRET SKIN Skin Holdings, LLC
TTABVue 91205448 WEST MARINE PRODUCTS, INC. 854526378545264385452655

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TTABVue 91205505 WESTERN HOLDINGS, LLC 85491482 SEROSLIM Ares Trading S.A.
TTABVue 91205595 WILLIAM KELLEY 85427006 WHITE PEARL RUM Luxco, Inc.

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TTABVue 91205415 CZ BIOMED CORP 85147997 RVLYSIN Oncolytics Biotech Inc.
TTABVue 91205402 LI, XIAO 85272849 33 Coach Services, Inc.
TTABVue 91205404 LIGGETT GROUP LLC 76700976 DUKE’S John Wayne Enterprises, LLC
TTABVue 91205406 MARSHAL, TIM 85416373 BIG BUSH BEER ANHEUSER-BUSCH, LLC
TTABVue 91205411 MICHAEL CASEY 85299486 CARBON VIRGIN Virgin Enterprises Limited
TTABVue 91205424 OCHOA, JAVIER 85369611 MAC DUJOUR McDonald’s Corporation
TTABVue 91205420 URBAN BAZAAR 85269078 URBAN BAZAAR SBE HOTEL LICENSING, LLC
TTABVue 91205428 ADRIANO GOLDSCHMIED, LLC 85336865 BLU ELEMENT Rocket Trademarks Pty Ltd
TTABVue 91205435 ALEX’S TOY CHEST, LLC 85380767 A ALEX’S TOY CHEST PanlineU.S.A. Inc.
TTABVue 91205418 CEREPLAST, INC. 8531416185029660 [design mark][design mark] NatureWorks LLC
TTABVue 91205419 CONAIR CORPORATION 85372114 TRU RITUALS Rituals International Trademarks B.V.
TTABVue 91205405 CROOKED ARROWS, LLC 85313141 CROOKED ARROWS Cluett, Peabody & Co., Inc.
TTABVue 91205425 HARMONY GREEN AMERICA, INC. 85414215 ROKAI Kai LLC
TTABVue 91205409 HOSTZILLA, INC. 85402594 HOSTZILLA Hankin Patent Law, A.P.C.
TTABVue 91205422 JIM O’NEAL DISTRIBUTING, INC. 85367118 SCRAMBLERS MC CLUB McDonald’s Corporation
TTABVue 91205407 JOSEPH M. CHAPMAN, INC. 85460370 SAPS SAP AG, SAP America, Inc.
TTABVue 91205427 KOSKEPRO, INC. 85479364 BIO-SHOCKER Biocide Systems
TTABVue 91205423 MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION 77962156 MILWAUKEE Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Limited Partnership
TTABVue 91205410 NIHON SOGO TELEVISION CO., LTD. 85308108 M4E MARKETPLACE4EVENTS Marketplace Events LLC
TTABVue 91205421 NOACH, EYAL 85210556 KING STAR FOODS Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.
TTABVue 91205414 NOVASCARPA GROUP LLC 8521529685215348 TEROXTER X Adidas International Marketing BV, adidas America, Inc.
TTABVue 91205417 NUK USA LLC 85371842 BARELY THERE HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises LLC
TTABVue 91205412 OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE TRAINING INC. 8545546185459365 OPTOPT CCP ASSESSMENT TECHNOLOGIES INSTITUTE, L.L.C.
TTABVue 91205426 PAUL ZHUKOV 77951449 KILLA INSTINCT Upcoming TM S.A.
TTABVue 91205429 REBECCA WALKER 78565768 HAPPY HAPPY HALO Halo Innovations, Inc.
TTABVue 91205436 SIDNEY FRANK IMPORTING CO., INC. 85553940 JUST BOURBON Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau
TTABVue 91205408 SIMPLY HIRED, INC. 85267546 1-CLICK APPLY Amazon Technologies, Inc.
TTABVue 91205434 TOY STATE INDUSTRIAL LTD. 85179033 OFF-ROAD RUMBLER Mattel, Inc.
TTABVue 91205413 TV1 GMBH 79092920 MINICASTER Communitek Video Systems, Inc
TTABVue 91205416 WISCONSIN NOTE INVESTORS, LLC 85407861 SIDEKICK T-Mobile USA, Inc.

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TTABVue 92055669 AKIVAH BLOOM 7652751277207992 HAULING ASS JEANS CO.HEALING ASS JEANS CO. Kenneth C. Hall
TTABVue 92055666 CATAPULT INTERNATIONAL, INC. 77394178 CATAPULT QMS ECR Software Corporation
TTABVue 92055663 FRANK G. DOYLE IV 78792051 NEWCOMB MACKLIN The Thanhardt-Burger Corporation
TTABVue 92055677 LEADING EDGE FILINGS, INC. 7668884576694153 LEADING EDGE FILINGSLEADING EDGE FILINGS Leading-Edge Law Group, PLC
TTABVue 92055679 MALOVANI DESIGN CORP. DBA YOUR PHOTO ON CANVAS 85249731 YOUR PHOTO ON CANVAS Your Photo On Canvas, LLC
TTABVue 92055675 MOTEL ONE GMBH 79044672 MOTEL ONE JEC II LLC, The One Group LLC and One Marks LLC
TTABVue 92055678 PAMELA B. WALLACE AND ANDREW L. KRUPP DBA JUST LOVE 77336234 JUST LOVE M&A Imports, Ltd.
TTABVue 92055674 PATRIOT RISK AND INSURANCE SERVICES, INC . 77933073 PATRIOT RISK & INSURANCE SERVICES Patriot National Insurance Group, Inc.
TTABVue 92055658 ULRICH JÜSTRICH HOLDING AG 79004547 JUST The Nest Collective, Inc.
TTABVue 92055673 WILLIAM LOUIS STONE AND KAREN DEVIN MILLER 85329986 OLD DOMINION PELLETS Biomass Energy, LLC
TTABVue 92055655 ARTEC COMPUTER GMBH 7907951979060640 EMA ENTERPRISE MANAGED ARCHIVEEMA E-MAIL ARCHIVE APPLICANCE EMA Design Automation, Inc.
TTABVue 92055667 BAUER CONSUMER MEDIA LIMITED 77371107 THE FACE Reveille Independent LLC
TTABVue 92055668 FINANSKONSULT 7651860476518605 FLIRTFLIRT VODKA Flirt Winery
TTABVue 92055660 FRANCESCA RECORDS, LLC 77503158 J. GEILS BAND Geils Unlimited, LLC
TTABVue 92055671 KENT GLOBAL MANAGEMENT, LLC 85050028 TEPOZ Blue Agave Imports LLC
TTABVue 92055665 KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. 79086776 LIVINGAMBIANCE Minka Lighting Inc.
TTABVue 92055672 PLAYMATES TOYS INC. 85037397 TIPI Castleberry Toys, Inc.
TTABVue 92055661 POPCORN HOME ENTERTAINMENT LLC 78599254 POPCORN Family Time Media LLC
TTABVue 92055670 RIZO BROS., LLC 85143173 CULTIVATING COMMUNITY Community Coffee Company of Texas, Inc.
TTABVue 92055657 S. S. DWECK & SONS INC. 85306587 MICRO TOUCH Sharadha Terry Prodcuts Limited
TTABVue 92055664 THE ESTATE VAULT, INC. 77429980 GOAL NAVIGATOR Clark Capital Management Group, Inc.
TTABVue 92055680 VERTICAL PRODUCTIONS BY DESIGN TEAM, INC. 74356429 SPOILED BRAT Norman Wankowski
TTABVue 92055654 W.R.A.I., INC. 77570554 REPAIR DON’T REPLACE Enecon Corporation
TTABVue 92055662 ZBK CORPORATION 78761414 ARIS A Dalmatian Corporation
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Recent TTAB Decisions and Activity of Note (5/14 – 5/20/2012)

During the week of May 14 – 20, 2012, the TTAB issued one precedential decision [in which our firm is involved as counsel]. It also issued several important findings on procedure and discovery – including a sanction of dismissal for failure to comply with discovery requirements;  a ruling that a “free service” is still a use in commerce; the denial of multiple requests for suspensions; and the denial of one mark due to an act of Congress.

Here is a rundown of the activity of note from the TTAB in the week [visit http://ttabvue.USPTO.gov to view any of the proceeding and documents]:

Proceeding No.

Date

Disposition

Precedent?

Notes

91193223

05/17/2012 DEF`S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT DENIED N Opposer (LA MORENTI BRAND & Design for cheese) asserted likelihood of confusion and fraud. Applicant (MORENITO and LA MORENITA for tortillas and other foods) moved for summary judgment on issue of priority. Applicant’s argument based on the fact that Opposer’s sales information came from third parties (Wal-Mart) and is hearsay and/or inadmissible. Board overruled hearsay objection, but found genuine issue of material fact at dispute.

94002493

05/17/2012 BD`S DECISION: FAVORABLE TO APPLICANT N Thompson Cree sought concurrent use registration of TRUST YOUR HOME TO THOMPSON CREEK in all areas except California. The submitted agreement between the parties deemed acceptable by the Board and concurrent registrations granted.

77689692

05/17/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: AFFIRMED N Refusals to register SPOTLIGHT and SpotLight & Design for animal tracking/locating devices and services under Sect. 2(d) for likelihood of confusion with SPOTLIGHT for pet leashes affirmed. Mark found virtually identical and leashes and GPS collars found to be sold by the same source or in same channels of trade.

77689799

05/15/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: AFFIRMED N Refusal to register AST for supplements in class 5 under section 2(d) as likely to be confused with AST SPORTS SCIENCE for supplements affirmed.

77950529

05/17/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: AFFIRMED N Refusal to register WEBASSSETS for “computer software for management of energy industry asset related data” under Section 2(e)(1) affirmed

77950537

05/16/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: AFFIRMED N Refusal to register WEBOMS for computer software for outage management under Sect. 2(e)(1) affirmed. Term deemed to be combination of “web” and “OMS” [outage management system].

85025722

05/16/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: AFFIRMED N Application for RUDI’S GLUTEN-FREE BAKERY for bakery products refusd under Section 2(d) as likely to be confused with RUDI’S and RUDI’S & Design for ‘bakery products.’ Prior consent agreement did not cover the mark at issue. Refusal affirmed dispute Applicant’s prior registrations for related marks an identical goods.

77734610

05/18/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: REVERSED N Quicksilver’s application for SURF COUTURE for “Optical goods, namely, eyewear, sunglasses, spectacles and goggles for sports; recorded materials, namely, digital video discs and CDROMs featuring sports, recreational activities, music and fashion” (Class 9) and “Travel bags, luggage, carry-all bags, handbags, beach bags, tote bags, bath bags, namely, bags used to carry goods used in the bath, sports bags, backpacks, purses, wallets, satchels, brief cases, attaché cases, suitcases, key cases, valises; umbrellas” (Class 18) and clothing in Class 25 refused as descriptive under 2(e)(1). Refusal reversed by Board: “the evidence made of record by the examining attorney is insufficient to support a finding that, as applied to applicant’s goods, the mark SURF COUTURE would immediately describe, without conjecture or speculation, a significant characteristic or feature thereof.” Notably, two of five Nexis articles used by Ex. Atty. were from outside US.

79048804

05/14/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: REVERSED N Christian Dior’s application for a design patter for optical goods, furniture and other items refused as ornamental under Sect. 1,2, and 45 of the Trademark Act Applicant argued that its mark should be registered because its two prior registrations establish secondary source. Applicant’s prior registrations were pursuant to Section 44(e), Section 8 affidavits of use had been submitted. Board reversed the refusal: “in view of the fact that applicant is the owner of two registrations, issued under Section 44 and for which affidavits of use under Section 8 have been accepted, for a mark that is identical to the applied-for mark, this shall be accepted as showing of secondary source, applicant has shown that its mark serves a source-identifying function. TMEP § 1202.03 (c).

85074276

05/16/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: REVERSED N Refusal of FIREBRIX (for fire lighters; solid fire starters) under 2(d)(1). The Board reversed, finding Wikipedia and other definitions relevant, and finding examining attorney’s evidence (definitions and 5 webpages showing use) insufficient.

94002528

05/14/2012 RESPONSE DUE 30 DAYS (DUE DATE) N The Board reviewed a concurrent use agreement between 3 parties. The board found several discrepancies and unclear terms in the agreement and gave the parties 30 days to file an amended agreement.

91203073

05/17/2012 RESPONSE DUE 30 DAYS (DUE DATE) N The mark which was subject to the Opposition was filed under Trademark Act Sect. 66(a). During the proceeding, the USPTO received notification from the International Bureau that the international registration, upon with the US application was based, had been cancelled. As a result, Board issued a show cause order for Applicant to show cause why its failure to maintain the international registration should not be the equivalent of an abandonment without consent. “If, in response to this order, applicant submits a showing that the failure to maintain the international registration was the result of inadvertence or mistake, judgment will not be entered against it.”

91182377

05/17/2012 TRIAL DATES RESET N Plaintiff allowed some of its registrations to lapse by failing to file a Section 8. Board entered judgment as to those registrations on 2(d) grounds rather than abandonment: Plaintiff “failed to show that discontinuation of use of that mark was not made for the purpose of avoiding a judgment with regard to that registration on Television’s pleaded claim under Trademark Act Section 2(d), 15 U.S.C. Section 1052(d).”

91196325

05/14/2012 TRIAL DATES RESET N Applicant moved to extend time to serve initial disclosures for a 2nd time after its first such motion was granted. Applicant showed good cause and motion granted, though Applicant cautioned regarding additional extensions.

91203404

05/17/2012 TRIAL DATES RESET N Applicant moved to extend time to serve initial disclosures. Applicant’s recent change of counsel found to constitute good cause and motion granted.

91203898

05/14/2012 TRIAL DATES RESET N Applicant counterclaimed seeking to deny Opposer’s pending applications. Board found that any opposition to the registrations is premature and denied motion.

91196483

05/14/2012 BD`S DECISION: DISMISSED W/ PREJUDICE N Board issued an order to show cause why Opposition should not be dismissed due to Opposer’s failure to submit a brief. Opposer responded and showed continued interest and the show cause order was discharged. However, “because opposer failed to file a motion to reopen pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 6(b)(1)(B), the brief on the case will be given no consideration.” Opposer submitted no testimony or evidence. Applicant’s answer did not admit any dispositive allegations. “In view thereof, judgment is hereby entered against opposer, and the opposition is dismissed with prejudice.”

91174249

05/14/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: SUSTAINED N Opposition on 2(d) and dilution grounds to LYNXMASTER and logos for metal garage door hardware and electric garage openers. Opposer alleged prior use and registration of LIFTMASTER and LIFT-MASTER in connection with “overhead door operating systems.”Evidentiary issues:“Opposer objects to the introduction of information pertaining to previous oppositions, cancellations and settlement agreements involving opposer and unrelated third parties as irrelevant to the present action.  We have previously noted that the settlement agreements are not admissible as they were submitted under notice of reliance; such evidence may only be submitted as an exhibit to a testimony deposition or by stipulation.  On the other hand, information pertaining to prior oppositions and cancellations that is contained in the TTABVUE printouts or file histories thereof is relevant to the issue of the strength of opposer’s mark, as it serves to show opposer’s enforcement efforts.” Opposer’s submission of foreign trademark registration found irrelevant and excluded from consideration.Likelihood of confusion: Parties found to operate in same channels of trade, and their products, while not identical, found complimentary. Board found the marks similar. Opposer’s found famous among professionals and commercially strong among homeowners. Accordingly, the Board sustained the Opposition. Note: Applicant’s motion to amend its description of goods denied as well: “Amendment of the identification of goods to restrict the trade channels in applicant’s applications would not avoid a likelihood of confusion because both parties sell directly to this professional market.”

91194783

05/17/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: SUSTAINED N IKEA (furniture and related goods/services) Opposed NIKEA for chocolates, candy. Board found the marks similar and goods identical in relevant part (“Opposer sells, among its other products, “sweets and chocolates.” These are sold via restaurants at every IKEA store and also as retail products at each one.”). Board found IKEA not shown to be famous on the record: “We conclude that while opposer has shown a fair amount  of market exposure over the time period provided, opposer has not provided clear context for its sales and advertising numbers with regard to the industry, nor as to how the fame.” Board sustained the Opposition.

91199018

05/14/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: SUSTAINED N Applicant’s motion to suspend denied: applicant did not establish good cause and it was previously advised that it if its representative was outside the country it had a duty to appoint someone in the representative’s absence. Applicant’s motion to compel denied: Applicant failed to make a good faith effort to resolve the discovery dispute first. Opposer’s motion for sanctions granted: In March 9, 2012 Board order, Applicant was directed to serve initial disclosures and responses to discovery requests within 20 days. While applicant provided initial disclosures by the deadline, it did not serve discovery responses or seek an extension, and failed to offer any explanation. As a result: “opposer’s motion for sanctions in the form of entry of judgment is granted”

92047436

05/14/2012 BOARD`S DECISION: GRANTED N Petitioner, Ralph Lauren, filed for cancellation under 2(d) for respondent’s design mark featuring a polo player falling of a horse for use with clothing. Evidence: Respondent’s objection to a rebuttal declaration granted as Respondent claims it never was served a copy and the filing with the Board does not indicate any certificate of service. 2(d): Board found the goods overlapping and the marks very similar. Board found that parody is not a defense.

91203215

05/17/2012 BOARD`S COMMUNICATION N Applicant’s motion to dismiss dilution claim granted (opposer failed to allege when its mark became famous) and Opposer given time to amend. Applicant’s time to answer suspended until after Opposer’s amended pleading is filed.

91197669

05/14/2012 DATES REMAIN AS PREVIOUSLY SET N Applicant (pro se) moved to extend discovery for 60 days. Board denied the motion: “The Board finds that applicant’s motion to extend is vague and provides no detailed factual information. In particular, applicant has not provided any specific information about what discovery was taken during the nearly 10 month discovery period, why the necessary discovery was not or could not be completed during the time already allotted, and what discovery remains uncompleted and outstanding, so as to support an extension of the discovery period. With regard to the taking of depositions, applicant has not explained his efforts to complete the depositions prior to proceedings being suspended for withdrawal of counsel, nor has he explained his efforts to schedule and complete the depositions after proceedings resumed in January 2012”

91194716

05/14/2012 D`S MOTION FOR SJ GRANTED IN PART; DENIED IN PART N Applicant’s Marks: GOTHAM BATMAN and GOTHAM BATMAN & Design for use with  “general business networking referral services, namely, promoting the goods and services of others by passing business leads and referrals among group members” in International Class 35 and “entertainment in the nature of amateur softball games” in International Class 41.DC Comics opposed. The parties cross-moved for summary judgment on 2(d) grounds, which Board denied: there is a genuine dispute of material fact as to whether applicant’s marks would be perceived as a parody.  We also find that there are genuine disputes of material fact as to the relatedness of the parties’ respective goods and services and the channels of trade of such goods and services. As to dilution, Applicant claimed that its mark was a parody and thus avoided any claim of dilution, but Board was not convinced: “Under the statute’s plain language, parodying a famous mark is protected by the fair use exclusion only if the parody is not “a designation of source for the person’s own goods or services.”  Here, applicant is clearly using its GOTHAM BATMEN and GOTHAM BATMEN and design marks as source indicators for its identified services.  Accordingly, the parody exclusion under Section 43(c)(3) of the Trademark Act is not applicable in this case.” But Board denied the MSJ finding “there is a genuine dispute as to whether applicant’s marks would be viewed by the consuming public as a parody, as applicant asserts.”Applicant also moved to dismiss the claim of lack of bona fide intent to use the mark and, of course, the Board found genuine disputes of material fact as to whether Applicant had bona fide intent to use its mark with networking services. But the Board found “that applicant is entitled to judgment in its favor as a matter of law with respect to opposer’s claim of lack of bona fide use as of the filing date of applicant’s applications solely in regard to applicant’s recited entertainment services in the nature of amateur softball games.” Use of the mark in connection with the rendering of free services still constitutes use in commerce under the Trademark Act.

91186397

05/16/2012 MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGEMENT GRANTED IN PART N Opposer moved for summary judgment on Applicant’s claim that Opposer’s SUSTAIN is a phantom mark ;Applicant’s claim that SUSTAIN is merely descriptive; and Opposer’s claim of priority and likelihood of confusion. Applicant’s phantom mark claim denied as the applied for mark does not include a blank or dashed line or a placeholder of any kind. Applicant’s descriptiveness claim denied as Applicant’s 2 other registrations containing the SUSTAIN term were issued more than 5 years ago and without any disclaimer. As to the MSJ on grounds of priority and likelihood of confusion, Board denied, finding material facts in dispute

91182207

05/16/2012 MOTION TO DISMISS COUNTERCLAIM DENIED Y Plaintiff’s motion to dismiss counterclaim for partial cancellation under FRCP 12(b)(6) denied. Defendant seeks partial cancellation of J&J’s registration as to three goods. “We find the counterclaim is sufficient as a claim of partial abandonment, which does not require any reference to avoidance of a likelihood of confusion.  [Defendant] has sufficiently pleaded a ground for partial cancellation by alleging abandonment of the mark as to particular goods through nonuse with no intent to resume use.”Disclosure: Our firm represents Applicant in this matter.

91184936

05/17/2012 MTN TO SUSPEND DENIED; TRIAL DATES RESET N Motion to suspend the proceeding (again after multiple stipulations over approx. 4 years) denied as not containing the required detail report on the progress of negotiations. “No further extension of time or suspension of this proceeding will be granted for the purposes of settlement without a showing of extraordinary circumstances.”

91182155

05/15/2012 P`S MTN TO AMEND PLEADING GRANTED; TRIAL DATES RESET; APPLICANT TO FILE AMENDED ANSWER N Opposer’s motion to amend its notice of opposition to remove a cancelled registration and add a recently issued registration is granted as the Board found no substantial prejudice to Applicant. To mitigate any possible harm to Applicant, discovery reopened solely for Application for 30 days to conduct discovery regarding any issues regarding the newly pleaded registration.

91166060

05/17/2012 SUSPENDED AND APPLICATION REMANDED TO EXAMINER N Regarding state of Montana’s opposition to “THE LAST BEST PLACE: “Congress has continued to include, in appropriations legislation, clear prohibitions on the expenditure of funds to register or enforce marks that include the phrase “Last Best Place.” Accordingly, the USPTO has issued refusals of registration to applicant in those applications not before the Board in these oppositions.  These oppositions shall remain suspended and the involved applications are remanded to the trademark examining attorney for further action consistent with the appropriations legislation of the Congress.”05/22/2012 Office Action: http://tdr.uspto.gov/jsp/DocumentViewPage.jsp?78463754/OOA20120522183709/Offc%20Action%20Outgoing/2/22-May-2012/sn/false#p=1

92052908

05/14/2012 PROCEEDINGS RESUMED N Respondent moved to dismiss the amended pleading of fraud under FRCP 12(b)(6) is denied.

94002437

05/18/2012 PROCEEDINGS RESUMED N The parties’ “Consent and Concurrent Use Agreement” is accepted.

91186025

05/20/2012 PROCEEDINGS RESUMED N Applicant moved to dismiss for failure to prosecute under Rule 2.132(a) and moved to strike Opposer’s pretrial disclosures. Opposer failed to take testimony or submit any evidence during testimony period, and failed to timely serve pretrial disclosures. After pro se Opposer’s testimony and pretrial disclosure deadlines had passed, Opposer served on applicant docs captions ‘pretrial disclosures.’ Applicant’s motion to strike the ‘pretrial disclosures’ is granted, but motion to dismiss denied – Opposer’s pleaded registration establish standing and priority and make out a prima facie case.

91201968

05/16/2012 PROCEEDINGS RESUMED N Applicant moved to “de-designate” certain documents produced by Opposer. Applicant’s motion granted to the extent that emails to customers are re-designated “confidential” rather than “highly confidential.” Opposer moved to compel production of “the identity of and contact information for applicant’s third-party service provider that is in possession of applicant’s emails, asserting, inter alia, that applicant has not produced certain emails from the 2006 – 2007 time period which opposer believes to exist.” Board denied the motion as premature-  4 months of discovery remained – as presuming the applicant’s production and/or supplementation is or will be decifient.

91204005

05/15/2012 PROCEEDINGS RESUMED N Applicant (STARZ ENERGY) brought a 12(b)(6) Motion to dismiss the opposition based on ROCKSTAR energy’s marks. Board dismissed the motion finding the pleading sufficient. Further, applicant’s allegations the Opposer is not the owner of the pleaded marks is an impermissible collateral attached which may only be raised by way of a counterclaim or separate petition to cancel.
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TiVo files extensions of time to oppose Facebook’s “like” button

Facebook applied to register the word “LIKE” and the “like” button graphic in 2010.  Recently, the Facebook applications were approved by the USPTO and published in the public record.

TiVo Brands LLC has filed six (6) different extensions of time to Oppose the six Facebook applications for icon.

No one has filed to block the registration of the term “LIKE” in standard characters.

TiVo owns registrations for the following images which appear on its remote controls and menus:

and 

Some possible considerations if a dispute arises between the parties:

– the Facebook icons also include the word “Like” and a rounded rectangular box

– the Facebook thumb appears to be the back of a right hand with a sleeve

– the TiVo icon appears to be the front of a left hand

– how similar are the services of the two parties? Does it matter that TiVo features a way to integrate Facebook? That TiVo has a Facebook page that users can “Like”? That

– how many other companies use “thumb” images or icons for related services?

What do you think will happen? Will TiVo oppose the applications? Will the parties enter into an agreement? Nothing?

Here are Facebook’s LIKE trademark applications (click for link to USPTO.gov data):

85020085
85020084
85020083
85020082
85020081
85020080
85020077
85020073
85020071
85020068
85020066
85020064
85020062
85020058

Related Post: Update: Facebook tries to register ‘Like’ button (IPelton® blog)

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