OCTOBER 24--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
In a U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office (USPTO) application, Robert and Diane Maresca are seeking to
trademark the phrase “Occupy
Wall St.” so that they can place it on a
wide variety of goods, including bumper stickers, shirts, beach bags, footwear,
umbrellas, and hobo bags.
Wouldn't Occupy + Wall
+Street be too descriptive for a trademark?
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