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New & Noteworthy TTAB Filings: Monster Energy Opposes MONSTER BUCK for knives, Apple opposes SWATCH’s IPOP mark

This posts covers the New & Noteworthy filings before the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board from March 2 to March 8, 2015. This week, Marvel continued its assault on marks similar to its characters, troubled clothing store Wet Seal fights off other “wet” marks, and beverage company Sazerac wants everyone to be able to use the phrase “Drink Kentucky Bourbon.” MONSTER […]

Food & Beverage, In The News

Hershey v. Ferrero: Two Confectionary Giants Face Off at the TTAB

On January 12, 2015 the Hershey Chocolate & Confectionery Corporation filed a notice of opposition with the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board against a trademark filed for ‘KUSSCHEN’, which means, “a little kiss.” Hershey is one of the most well-known chocolate companies in the United States and produces the popular HERSHEY’S KISSES chocolates. Ferrero oHG mbH, the company which filled the […]

Food & Beverage, In The News

TTAB Descriptive Trademark Refusal: CURBSIDE DELIVERY Descriptive for Grocery Delivery Services

In re Phoenix Intangibles Holding Company, Serial No. 85849629 (November 7, 2014) [not precedential] The Trademark Trial & Appeal Board delivered their opinion affirming an Examining Attorney’s refusal of applicant’s mark CURBSIDE EXPRESS for “retail and on-line grocery store services featuring home delivery” on the grounds that the mark was “merely descriptive.” Under Section 2(e)(1) of the Lanham Act, a mark […]

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