Saturday, May 19, 2018

TTABlog Running Index: April 2018 to Date

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Section 2(a) - Deceptive:
Section 2(a) - False Association:
Section 2(d) - Likelihood of Confusion:
Section 2(e)(1) - Mere Descriptiveness:
Section 2(e)(2) - Primarily Geographically Descriptive:
Section 2(e)(3) - Primarily Geographically Deceptively Misdescriptive:
Section 2(e)(4) - Primarily Merely a Surname:
Section 2(e)(5) - Functionality:
Section 2(f) - Acquired Distinctiveness:
Abandonment:
Fraud:
Genericness:
Laches:
Nonuse/Abandonment/Specimen of Use/Failure to Function:
Discovery/Evidence/Procedure::
Recommended Reading:
Other:
Text Copyright John L. Welch 2018.

Friday, May 18, 2018

2018 Precedential Opinions

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Section 2(d) - Likelihood of Confusion:
Section 2(e)(5) - Functionality:
Section 2(f) - Acquired Distinctiveness:


Section 2(f) - Acquired Distinctiveness:
Abandonment:
Genericness:
Laches:
Nonuse/Abandonment/Specimen of Use/Failure to Function:


Discovery/Evidence/Procedure::

Text Copyright John L. Welch 2018.

Friday, March 30, 2018

TTABlog Quarterly Index: January - March 2018

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Section 2(b) - Flag, Coat of Arms, or Other Insignia:
Section 2(d) - Likelihood of Confusion:

Section 2(e)(1) - Mere Descriptiveness:
Section 2(e)(5) - Functionality:
Section 2(f) - Acquired Distinctiveness:
Dilution:


Fraud:
Genericness:
Nonuse/Abandonment/Specimen of Use/Failure to Function:


Discovery/Evidence/Procedure::
Recommended Reading:
Other:
Text Copyright John L. Welch 2018.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

TTABlog Quarterly Index: October-December 2017

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Section 2(d) - Likelihood of Confusion:

Section 2(e)(1) - Mere Descriptiveness:
    Section 2(e)(5) - Functionality:
    Section 2(f) - Acquired Distinctiveness:
    Misuse of Registration Symbol
      Genericness:
      Nonuse/Abandonment/Specimen of Use/Failure to Function:
      Discovery/Evidence/Procedure::
      CAFC Decisions:
      Recommended Reading:
      Other:
      Text Copyright John L. Welch 2017.

      Wednesday, December 27, 2017

      2017 TTAB Precedential Opinions

      The TTAB issued thirty-nine (39) precedential opinions in calendar 2017. Among the more interesting ones, the Board considered the registrability of the color yellow for a cereal box, again deemed PRETZEL CRISPS generic for pretzel crackers, and affirmed two refusal under the flag/insignia prohibition of Section 2(b). It rejected three product configuration marks due to functionality under Section 2(e)(5), continued to downplay the rareness factor in Section 2(e)(4) surname refusals, and dealt with two phantom mark refusals, affirming one and reversing one.


      Section 2(a) - Deceptiveness:
      Section 2(b) - Flag, Coat of Arms, or Other Insignia:
      Section 2(d) - Likelihood of Confusion:

      Section 2(e)(1) - Mere Descriptiveness
        Section 2(e)(4) - Primarily Merely a Surname::
        Section 2(e)(5) - Functionality::
        Section 2(f): Acquired Distinctiveness:
        Abandonment/Nonuse:



        Application Requirements/Lawful Use/Specimen of Use:
        Certification Mark Control:

        Failure to Function/Phantom Mark:

        Fraud:
        Genericness:
        Discovery/Evidence/Procedure:
        Text Copyright John L. Welch 2017-2018.

        Saturday, September 30, 2017

        TTABlog Quarterly Index: July-September 2017

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        Section 2(d) - Likelihood of Confusion:
        Section 2(e)(1) - Mere Descriptiveness:


        Section 2(e)(4) - Primarily Merely a Surname:
        Section 2(e)(5) - Functionality:


        Section 2(f) - Acquired Distinctiveness:
        Rule 2.61 Request for Information:


        Specimen of Use/Failure to Function/Nonuse/Phantom Mark:
        Dilution:

        Fraud:
        Genericness:
        Ownership:
        Concurrent Use: Intent:
        Procedural Issues:
        CAFC Decisions:
        Other:
        Text Copyright John L. Welch 2017.

        Friday, June 16, 2017

        TTABlog Quarterly Index: April - June 2017

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        Section 2(a) - Deceptiveness:
        Section 2(a) - Disparagement:
        Section 2(a) - False Association:
        Section 2(b) - Flag, coat of arms, insignia:


        Section 2(d) - Likelihood of confusion:
        Section 2(e)(1) - Mere Descriptiveness:
        Section 2(e)(1) - Deceptive Misdescriptiveness:


        Section 2(e)(2) - Primarily Geographically Descriptive:
        Section 2(e)(4) - Primarily Merely a Surname:
        Section 2(f) - Acquired Distinctiveness:


        Abandonment:
        Concurrent Use:


        Failure to Function/Phantom Mark:
        Genericness:


        Specimen of Use/Lawful use:
        Discovery/Evidence/Procedure:
        CAFC Rulings:
        Recommended Reading:
        Other:

        Text John L. Welch 2017.