Subject: [NYCGA Internet] WHO HAS THE EAR OF THE GA??
From: felipe
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 16:44:26 -0700 (PDT)
To: internet working group


apologies for the spammy nature of this post, but I would say this is
pretty close to an emergency. As a member of the digital strategy sub
working group, I would say we have a serious problem.

Two douches from Long Island have applied (Oct 18) to trademark
"Occupy Wall Street." I already submitted this to Legal, but honestly,
I think everyone needs to spread the word on this, ASAP. We need to
figure out how to derail this, file briefs, make noise online. Our
identity is getting hijacked and coopted, officially.

unbelievable. there was chatter about this about two weeks ago, some
people in Legal were like "it's not important, we shouldn't worry
about trademarking our brand, because we're not a brand. yeah, right.
messaging 101 - own your identity.