Nokia Corporation has received a First Office Action Letter from the USPTO for the mark “ALLURE”.
The mark “ALLURE” was used in conjunction with the mobile giant’s phone 8600 version. It also seems to have lost the initial battle for developers to Apple and Google android phones.
The trademark application for the mark “ALLURE” was filed for the description of goods and services, ‘mobile telephones, various accessories and replacement parts for mobile telephones that are sold as a unit with the phones, and various component parts of mobile telephones in International Class 009.’
The mark was filed under the serial number 85045061 and has received a section 2(d) Likelihood of Confusion refusal from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The Examiner states, that the Applicant’s mark, ALLURE, is similar to registrants’ marks, CELLALLURE and ALLURE BACKSTAGE. The marks all contain the common wording ALLURE, spelled identically and sharing common sound, appearance, and impression.
Also duly noted is the refusal based on the relatedness of the goods and services.