Sunday, May 12, 2013 5:10:58 PM
@chalket "hurr durr you're an idiot for not knowing you can`t trademark movie titles!"
Well, turns out you`re still the retard here. If you weren`t such an idiot you would have bothered to check the application to see that it doesn`t even include the movie name. They tried to patent several types of merchandise with that name, like fridge magnets and perfumes.
And even if they were trying to trademark a movie title, which you can`t patent, who the f*ck cares? If it`s not allowed then it`ll get denied. SIMPLE AS THAT. Still, do you really think that disney, after having made thousands of movies, doesn`t know they they can`t trademark movie titles? Really? Because that`s incredibly retarded of you.
Sunday, May 12, 2013 4:53:33 PM
"Disney wasn't trying to trademark a logo or a specific display of the phrase, they tried to trademark the actual phrase "Dia de los Muertos" and that is just wrong." Provide a link to the patent application instead spewing factless bullpoo.
Sunday, May 12, 2013 12:19:09 PM
Your example of "The name Christmas was trademarked in 4/9/2007" is misleading, as "the name Christmas" is NOT trademarked. The trademark is for Veritas Expressions' "SERVICE" ("Promoting public awareness of the true Christian reason regarding the celebration of the Christmas holiday by keeping Christ in Christmas.") and the specific LOGO they use in that service ("The color(s) red and green is/are claimed as a feature of the mark. The color red appears in the letters `CHRIST` and the color green appears in the letters `MAS`.")
Disney wasn`t trying to trademark a logo or a specific display of the phrase, they tried to trademark the actual phrase "Dia de los Muertos" and that is just wrong.
Sunday, May 12, 2013 12:01:43 PM
Sorry, richanddead... you are wrong. Well, sort of, everything you said IS true as it applies to goods and services, but none of it applies to movie titles (which was kinda the point of this discussion, eh?)
The abandoned trademark you found was for GOODS ("Pre-recorded audio tapes, video tapes, compact discs and DVDs in the field of religion.") and SERVICES ("Entertainment services in the nature of ongoing television programs in the field of religion." and "Evangelistic and ministerial services."), not a film title. Once again, single-work film titles can not be trademarked in the U.S.
Sunday, May 12, 2013 9:15:32 AM
The woman in this film is misleading people with her question "can they trademark the holiday." The holiday itself is not a "good," company, or industry that can be traded or sold. The script, movie, storybook, ect.(whatever else is defined in the trademark patent) is what would be trademarked. The holiday itself is a type of religious celebration and therefore would not fall into this category.
You can tell people do not understand what she is saying when they say "holidays belong to everyone." The holiday yes, the script and cartoon by that name, no.
The name Christmas was trademarked in 4/9/2007 by Veritas Expressions LLC and is still maintained but that doesn't mean everyone had to pay them or get their approval to have Christmas, lol. You just can`t have a public awareness logo that is misleading because it looks like theirs does.