United States: TTAB Posts April 2018 Hearing Schedule

Last Updated: April 5 2018
Article by John L. Welch

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has scheduled seven (7) oral hearings for the month of April 2018. The hearings will be held in the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. Briefs and other  papers for these cases may be found at TTABVUE via the links provided.

April 11, 2018 - 11 AM: Noah's, Inc. v. Noah Corporation, Opposition No. 91223629 [Opposition to registration of NOAH'S for "Providing specialized facilities for business meetings, business receptions, and networking events; providing facilities for trade exhibitions" in view of the registered mark NOAH'S ARK (Stylized) for "restaurant and bar services" and the alleged prior use of  NOAH'S for " Providing facilities for business meetings, business receptions and networking events; providing rental of banquet and social function facilities for special occasions, namely, weddings, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, social receptions and events, anniversary parties, business receptions, political events and rallies, bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, networking events, sales seminars, and social meetings"].

April 13, 2018 - 2 PM: The Pierce-Arrow Society v. Spintek Filtration, Inc., Opposition No. 91224343 [Section 2(d) opposition to registration of PIERCE-ARROW for automobiles in view the registered collective membership marks PIERCE ARROW SOCIETY and PIERCE ARROW SOCIETY FOUNDED 1957 & Design for "Indicating membership in a national organization whose aim is to foster and preserve interest in Pierce Arrow Motor Cars, " and the registered service mark PIERCE-ARROW FOUNDATION & Design for "educational and entertainment services, namely the operation of a museum devoted to specific classic or antique motorcars and related products and artifacts and offering educational seminars and workshops in furtherance of the appreciation of specific classic or antique motorcars and related products and artifacts"].

April 17, 2018 - 1 PM: In re Brickhouse Tavern, LLC, Serial No. 87046141 [Section 2(d) refusal of BREWTUS' BRICKHOUSE for "Restaurant and bar services" in view of the registered marks BRICKHOUSE TAVERN + TAP (in standard character and design forms) for restaurant and bar services, BRICKHOUSEBREWERY for restaurant services, both owned by the same entity, and BRICKHOUSE SUBS for restaurant services].

April 25, 2018 - 11 AM: In re ORE Originals, Inc., Serial Nos. 86834705, 86834716, and 86834865 [Section 2(d) refusals of CUPPA THIS CUPPA THAT, CUPPA THIS, and CUPPA COLOR for "cups, mugs," in view of the registered mark CUPPA & Design for "collectable coffee mugs, cups and steins, dishes"].

April 26, 2018 - 10 AM: In re gebana, AG, Serial No. 79189309 [Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusal of GLOBAL FARMERS' MARKET for "Meat, fish, poultry and game, not live; meat extracts; preserved, frozen, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, compotes; eggs; milk and dairy products excluding ice cream, ice milk, and frozen yogurt; edible oils and fats (Class 29); Coffee, tea, cocoa and artificial coffee; rice; tapioca and sago; flour and preparations made from cereals, namely, cereal bars; bread, pastry and confectionery made of sugar; ices for food, namely, fruit ice; sugar, honey, golden syrup; yeast, baking powder; salt; mustard; vinegar, condiments, namely, sauces; spices; ice for refreshment (Class 30); and Live animals; fresh fruits and vegetables; plant seeds; natural plants and flowers; foodstuffs for animals; malt for brewing and distilling (Class 31)]. 

April 26, 2018 - 11 AM: Omaha Steaks International, Inc. v. Greater Omaha Packing Company, Inc., Cancellation No. 92061474 [Petition for cancellation of a registration for GREATER OMAHA for "Beef, namely, beef from fed cattle primarily sourced within a 250-mile radius of Omaha, Nebraska, processed at a facility in Omaha, Nebraska and sold to independent wholesalers and retailers in large quantities, not sold directly to general public consumers," on the ground of likelihood of confusion with the registered mark OMAHA STEAKS and variations thereof for meat products].

April 26, 2018 - 1 PM: Republic Technologies (NA) LLC v. Agda Global Inc., Opposition No. 91220516 [Opposition to registration of ZOB & Design for "Smoking pipes; Tobacco pipes; Tobacco water pipes" in view of the registered mark JOB for cigarette papers and other smokers' articles].

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