ASTAGE CO., LTD

IN THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE

In re the Matter of
ASTAGE CO., LTD.
Serial No.: 76/718,875 Examiner: Tracy L. Fletcher
Filed: December 24, 2015 Law Office: 115
Mark: ASTAGE

RESPONSE TO OFFICE ACTION

Box RESPONSES – NO FEE
Commissioner for Trademarks
P.O. Box 1451
Alexandria, VA 22313-1451
Sir:
In response to the April 19, 2016 Office Action, please amend the description of goods to

read as follows:

International Class 8

Spanners; screwdrivers; adjustable spanners; wrenches; hand-
operated nail extractors; nippers; pliers; cutting pliers; hand-
operated pincers; shovels; gardening trowels; snow shovels;
gardening scissors; metal-cutting scissors, namely, tin shears;
scissors; wool shears; hair cutting scissors; kitchen knives; folding
knives; glass cutters; carving knives; table knives; fire tongs;
palette knives

International Class 20

Containers for transport, not of metal; plastic hand-held shopping
baskets; tool boxes, not of metal sold empty, namely, tool storage
boxes, not of metal, for storing hand tools and electric tools, fitting
of metal, machine elements, components and parts in the nature of
screws and nails; furniture, namely, bookstands and cabinets for
furniture and offices; storage boxes, not of metal, namely, storage
boxes for storing outdoor goods, camping outfits, fishing tackle,
car supplies, shoes, clothing, daily necessities, convenience goods,
kitchen utensils, washing utensils, office stationery, gardening
supplies, handicraft supplies and toys; flower-pot pedestals;
industrial work tables
International Class 21

Kitchen utensils, namely, box type and bag type portable coolers;
water jugs in the nature of hot or cold insulating small tanks for
beverages with filling ports, portable water tanks, tongs and cold
packs; cleaning tools and washing utensils, namely, rakes, buckets
with lids, and laundry baskets; fire pans for carrying live charcoal,
namely, coal scuttles; gotoku (trivets for Japanese charcoal heaters
for household purposes); Hikeshi-tsubo, namely, Japanese charcoal
extinguishers; flower pots; watering cans; non-electric watering
devices, namely, nozzles for watering hose; gardening water
diffuser, namely, lawn sprinklers, garden sprinklers and field
sprinklers

Applicant, by the foregoing amendment, has more specifically identified its goods in

accordance with the Examining Attorney’s requirements. As amended, it is submitted that the

goods are now properly identified and classified.

The only other issue raised in the Office Action is an inquiry as to whether the term

“ASTAGE” and/or “A STAGE” has any significance or meaning the industry in which the goods

are manufactured/provided or if such wording is a “term of art” within Applicant’s industry. In

response to this inquiry, the Examining Attorney is advised that “ASTAGE” and/or “A STAGE”

has no special meaning or significance in the industry and is not a “term of art.”

Since all issues raised in the Office Action have now been addressed, it is submitted that

Applicant’s mark is now in condition for publication and such action is respectfully requested.

Respectfully submitted,

Date: October 13, 2016 _________________________________
Gary D. Krugman
Attorney for Applicant
SUGHRUE MION, PLLC
2100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037-3213
Phone: 202.293.7060

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