The word PITTSBURGH is Geographically Descriptive of the city PITTSBURGH and Can’t Cause a Trademark to be Distinctive
The surprise in this TTAB decision is that the applicant filed the appeal at all.
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) upheld trademark attorney’s decision that the trademark PITTSBURGH GLASS WORKS was primarily geographically descriptive of a glass manufacturer with some business activities in Pittsburgh. For more details, see TTAB Affirms Section 2(e)(2) Geographical Descriptiveness Refusal of PITTSBURGH GLASS WORKS for Glass, on the TTABlog.
The Board affirmed the PTO’s Section 2(e)(2) refusal of the mark PITTSBURGH GLASS WORKS, finding it to be primarily geographically descriptive of “glass and laminate windshield and windows for vehicles excluding aircraft.”