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Nicole C. Canha
VIA FEDERAL EXPRESS
Jason P. Del Rosso
Andrea D. Saunders
Daren J. Dorminy United States Patent and Trademark Office
Frank Garcia
Law Office 117
James Madison Building – East Wing
Ingrid Gonzalez Concourse Level
Georgia E. Higgins 600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22313
Scott E. Johnson

Nathan J. Kaplan RE:
James F. Kidd

Clinton C. Lyons, Jr.

Brian J. Moran

Chris R. Parkinson Serial No.: 76719658
David A. Ruiz
Dear Ms. Saunders:

The purpose of this letter is to respond to the Office Action issued on the
Of Counsel
above-referenced trademark application on September 20, 2016. The issues
Michael A. Tessitore raised in the Office Action will be addressed separately below.

DISCLAIMER

We agree to add the following Disclaimer language to the application:

No claim is made to the exclusive right to use
“ORLANDO” and “EST. 2016″ and “SOCCER PUB &
GRILL” apart from the mark as shown.

REVISED DESCRIPTION OF MARK

We agree with the suggested revisions to the Description of the Mark and
request that the Description of the Mark be revised accordingly so that it reads
as follows:

The mark consists of the word ORLANDO inside the
band ofa circle with scalloped edges; LION’S PRIDE
below going across the width of the circle with
extended lines coming from the “L”; EST. 2016 below

Respond to: PO Box 472, Orlando, FL 32802-0472
111 N. Orange Ave., Suite 900, Orlando, FL 32801-2361 7850 NW. 146 Street, Suite 506, Miami Lakes, FL 33016
Ph: 407.841.4141 I Fax: 407.841.4148 Ph: 305.821.6655 l Fax: 305.821.6699
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with horizontal lines on each side, SOCCER PUB &
GRILL below on the inside band of the circle, and the
words THIS IS OUR PLACE to the right on the
outside of the circle. ,

LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION

The Office Action cites two (2) registered trademarks:

LION] PRIDE
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, Reg. No. 4266434 (word and design) and LION’S PRIDE
(word mark), Reg. No. 3895172(“Koval’s marks”) as being confusingly similarto
LION’S PRIDE ORLANDO SOCCER PUB & GRILL EST. 2016 THIS IS OUR
PLACE and Design (“Applicant’s mark”).

A. Lack of Use in Interstate Commerce

The above-referenced registered marks are registered in Class 33 for
“whiskey” and are owned by Koval Inc. (“Koval”), a whiskey distillery company in
Chicago, Illinois. Based on our review of Koval’s website, it appears that Koval
is no longer using LION’S PRIDE for its whiskey products. Attached as Exhibit
“A” is the search result for “lion’s pride” on Koval’s website. The only result that
appeared is “Rye recipes” which refers to “Lion’s Breath”, n_ot LION’S PRIDE.

B. Marks are dissimilar

Applicant’s mark contains additional elements that clearly distinguish it
from Koval’s marks. Applicant concedes that some of the words contained in its
mark are merely descriptive (i.e., ORLANDO SOCCER PUB & GRILL EST.
2016). However, THIS IS OUR PLACE is not merely descriptive. Further, Koval’s
word and design mark contains a color image of the head of a lion. No lion
image appears in the Applican’ts mark. Instead, it includes a circle with
scalloped edges design. The circle with scalloped edges design and THIS IS
OUR PLACE additional wording clearly differentiates Applicant’s mark from
Koval’s marks. According to TMEP §1207.01(c)(ii) marks must be considered in
their entireties and comparison of composite marks must be done on a case-by-
case basis. See Jack Wolfskin Ausrustung Fur Draussen GmbH & Co. KGAA v.
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New Millennium Sports, S.L.U., 797 F.3d 1363, 1371, 116 USPQ2d 1129, 1134
(Fed. Cir. 2015) (holding that Board finding lacked substantial evidence for
minimizing the literal element in composite mark); Massey Junior Call, Inc. v.
Fashion Inst. of Tech., 492 F.2d 1399, 1402, 181 USPQ 272, 273-74 (C.C.P.A.
1974) (holding that FIA FASHION INSTITUTE OF AMERICA and Design for
educational services, namely, offering courses in fashion, merchandising and
retailing and FIT design mark for educational services at the college level, not
likely to cause confusion; In re Covalinski, 113 USPQZd 1166 (TTAB 2014)
(holding confusion unlikely between REDNECK RACEGIRL and design of large,
double-letter RR configuration and registered mark RACEGIRL, even when used
on in-part identical goods); In re White Rock Distilleries Inc., 92 USPQZd 1282
(TTAB 2009) (holding VOLTA for vodka infused with caffeine, and TERZA
VOLTA and vine shoot design for wines, not likely to cause confusion).

Finally, in In re Electrolyte Labs. Inc, 929 F.2d 645, 647, 16 USPQZd
1239, 1240 (Fed. Cir. 1990). the Federal Circuit Court of Appeal stated that
“[t]here is no general rule as to whether letters or designs will dominate in
composite marks; nor is the dominance of letters or design dispositive of the
issue.” Thus, Applicant’s mark should not be deemed confusingly similar to
Koval’s marks simply because each of the marks contain the words LION’S
PRIDE.

Based on the above, we respectfully request that the confusingly similar
determination be withdrawn. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Should
you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Si e y,

Scott E. Johnson

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