“I’m a man”

Nancy WalkerBrawny manAnd perhaps a Brawnier one than you might otherwise have thought, at that. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

No, not me — you already knew about me. Manly, burly as all get out; this is not news.

No, I mean John Welch, who, in an “absorbing” discussion about a TTAB decision addressing confusion between two different paper-towel patterns, writes:

If I may make a personal observation, I am a frequent spiller of beverages and therefore a frequent user of paper towels. I never once noticed the pattern embossed on any paper towel I ever used.

This, John, is what we call the “wrong universe” for a survey — no matter how many Dixie® cups you knock over when you have that little nightcap right before Mr. Sandman creeps in at 8:30.

Come on, John, this is the Daubert world we’re living in. Ask Mrs. TTABlog. She can tell you the difference with her eyes closed!

Originally posted 2007-06-06 22:55:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Ron Coleman

LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION blog author Ron Coleman is a member of Dhillon Law Group in their New York City and Montclair, New Jersey offices. He is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law and Princeton University.

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