trademark v

Larry Sheldon LarrySheldon at COX.NET
Mon Mar 26 18:05:22 UTC 2012

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On 3/26/2012 11:34 AM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
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>      The OED has a very brief description of "trademark" as a verb, with
>      no examples:<br>
>      <br>
>      <blockquote type="cite"> <span class="lemma" id="eid17867963">ˈtrade-ˌmark</span>
>        <span class="ps">v.</span>  (<em>trans.</em>) to affix or imprint a
>        trade-mark upon.</blockquote>
>      <br>
>      This seems a bit narrow, unless "affix" is treated quite generously.
>      In fact, current usage suggests that "to trademark" means to either
>      apply for trademark registration and protection or to make something
>      famous and exclusive (the latter in a somewhat transformative
>      sense). An easy search for the former includes "going to trademark"
>      string, which produces 70800 raw ghits.<br>
>      <br>
>      <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href=""></a><br>
>      <blockquote type="cite">We were also curious if it's even kosher to
>        trademark a number:<br>
>        ...<br>
>        [Comments]<br>
>        The ability to trademark a number seems dumb. I'm going to
>        trademark the number 2, so there can't be any sequels anymore.
>        Bethesda did it for Scrolls well enough.<br>
>      </blockquote>
>      <br>
>      <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href=""></a><br>
>      <blockquote type="cite">Is Disney really going to trademark "SEAL
>        Team 6"?<br>
>        ...<br>
>        In a perfect example of a big media company looking to capitalize
>        on current events, the Walt Disney Company has trademarked Seal
>        Team 6, which happens to be the name of the elite special forces
>        team that killed Osama bin Laden.<br>
>      </blockquote>
>      <br>
>      <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href=""></a><br>
>      <blockquote type="cite">
>        Disney Trademarks "Seal Team 6"<br>
>        By Alex Weprin on May 13, 2011 4:25 PM<br>
>        <br>
>        In a textbook example of how big media company look to capitalize
>        on current events, The Walt Disney Company has trademarked "Seal
>        Team 6," which also happens to be the name of the elite special
>        forces team that killed Osama Bin Laden.<br>
>        <br>
>        The trademark applications came on May 3rd, two days after the
>        operation that killed Bin Laden... and two days after "Seal Team
>        6"  was included in thousands of news articles and TV programs
>        focusing on the operation.</blockquote>
>      <br>
>      <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href=""></a><br>
>      <blockquote type="cite">Citing the potential of“Occupy Wall Street”
>        to become a“global brand,” a Long Island couple has filed to
>        trademark the name of the amorphous organization responsible for
>        the protests and encampments in lower Manhattan and other U.S.
>        cities, The Smoking Gun has learned.</blockquote>
>      <br>
>      [deleted question on Yahoo! Answers]<br>
>      <blockquote type="cite">If im going to trademark a clo<span
>          class="st">thing line name, should i add 'clothing company' in
>          the trademark ? or just the brand name?</span></blockquote>
>      <br>
>          VS-)<br>
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