Dealer Financial Services Trademark Held Confusingly Similar to Dealers Finance Company TrademarkTrademark Services | Trademark Services

On June 30, 2011, the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) issued a non-precedential opinion in In re MarineMax, Inc. In its decision, the TTAB affirmed the Examining Attorney’s refusal to register MarineMax, Inc.’s trademark applications for DEALER FINANCIAL SERVICES and DEALER FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP, both in standard characters and in design form based […]

Trademark Specimens Are Strictly Construed | Trademark Services

At some point during the application process, an applicant must provide the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with a specimen showing the applied for mark in connection with the goods or services identified in the trademark application.  If the specimen shows the mark in use with goods or services that similar but still slightly different […]

TTAB Finds FLATSCREEN CONNOISSEUR Confusingly Similar to CONNOISSEURTrademark Services | Trademark Services

In In re Nuvision U.S., Inc., the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) held that Applicant’s FLATSCREEN CONNOISSEUR mark for “home theatre products, namely televisions, LCD televisions, plasma televisions, flat panel televisions and DVD players” was confusingly similar to Registrant’s prior registered CONNOISSEUR mark for “sound equipment, namely, loudspeakers.” In affirming the Examining Attorney’s refusal, […]