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3:16 as a Trademark?

Posted in Articles, Branding, Fashion, First Amendment, Marketing, Mixed Bag of Nuts, Television, Trademarks, Truncation

Over the weekend, IPBiz reported that WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) has filed an application to register 3:16 as a trademark for clothing items. A Google search confirms that 3:16 has religious significance as it is a common truncation that signifies one of the most widely quoted verses from the Bible, namely, John 3:16. Despite other… Continue Reading

Wrestlers and Enophiles: Let’s Get Ready to RUMBLE!!!*

Posted in Branding, Dilution, Food, Trademarks

–Dan Kelly, Attorney VS. Remarkably, this is not a new promotion for World Wrestling Entertainment.  No, a few outlets reported last week that WWE has opposed The American Wine Foundation’s application to register the trademark SOMMELIER SMACKDOWN for use in connection with “Entertainment services, namely, conducting contests in the field of food and wine pairing;… Continue Reading