TMEP 1211.02(b)(iv): Surname of Person Associated with Applicant

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1211.02(b)(iv)    Surname of Person Associated with Applicant

The fact that a term is the surname of an individual associated with the applicant (e.g., an officer or founder) is evidence of the surname significance of the term. See In re Etablissements Darty et Fils, 759 F.2d 15, 17, 225 USPQ 652, 653 (Fed. Cir. 1985); Mitchell Miller, P.C. v. Miller, 105 USPQ2d 1615, 1620-21 (TTAB 2013); In re Rebo High Definition Studio Inc., 15 USPQ2d 1314, 1315 (TTAB 1990); In re Industrie Pirelli Societa per Azioni, 9 USPQ2d 1564, 1566 (TTAB 1988); In re Taverniti, SARL, 225 USPQ 1263, 1264 (TTAB 1985), recon. denied, 228 USPQ 975 (TTAB 1985).