In Re Franke, Inc., Appellant, 833 F.2d 1022 (Fed. Cir. 1987)

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US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit - 833 F.2d 1022 (Fed. Cir. 1987) October 2, 1987

Before FRIEDMAN and DAVIS, Circuit Judges, and COWEN, Senior Circuit Judge.

COWEN, Senior Circuit Judge.


This is an appeal from the decision of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (Board), affirming the examining attorney's decision that registration of the mark PRESTIGE for 'kitchen sinks designed for attachment to plumbing' would be likely to cause confusion, to cause mistake, or to deceive within the meaning of 15 U.S.C. 1052(d) (Sec. 2(d) of the Trademark Act) in view of the previously registered mark, PRESTIGE (registered no. 872566) for 'bathroom and kitchen cabinets.' We affirm on the basis of the Board's decision of December 5, 1986.