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Architectural Storefront Trademark?

Posted in Copyrights, Non-Traditional Trademarks, Trademarks

This very unique storefront exterior (located a block away from the best hotdog place ever) reminds me of how the appearance of a retail store exterior is not only potentially subject to copyright protection, but can serve as a service mark too, provided it is distinctive and indicates the source of the provided services.

Do you think this example passes the test?