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From: Mark S. Cohen
To: Nick Gromicko
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 10:46 AM
Subject: NACHI v ASHI
I am writing to inform you that the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has ruled in NACHI’s favor on three pending motions. As you may recall, NACHI filed an opposition action in the TTAB opposing ASHI’s attempt to register a trademark on “The ASHI Experience” because we felt is was likely to cause confusion with the NACHI’s registered mark, “HI Experience.”
ASHI filed a number of procedural motions that I believed were intended to prevent the TTAB from ruling on the merits of our opposition. Specifically, ASHI filed a motion for involuntary dismissal pursuant to Trademark Rule 1.132(a), a motion for sanctions against NACHI, and a motion for an order to have NACHI provide more information.
Yestereday we received an opinion and order from the TTAB denying all three of ASHI’s motions. The TTAB will now consider the merits of our opposition action.
Please call me if you have any questions.
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