Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] WHO HAS THE EAR OF THE GA??
From: felipe ribeiro
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 19:55:14 -0400
To: internet_working_group@googlegroups.com

I don't know, my goal is to get this to the attentionof the GA immediately and have them have legal send the USPTO a brief spelling out our objections. We can't take this lying down, it would be beyond stupid. Can anyone confirtm this has gotten to the GA/s attention ASAP?????


On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 7:52 PM, Tom Gillis <thomaswgillis@gmail.com> wrote:
I agree that this sucks and it's one of the worst examples so far of
somebody trying to ride the coattails of #ows, but wouldn't the phrase
fall under some kind of prior-usage provisions since there are already
things like the OWS Journal and occupywallst.org using the name?


On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 7:44 PM, felipe <felipetr@gmail.com> wrote:
> ALL,
>
> 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.
>
> http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/occupy-wall-street-trademark-986531
>
> 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.
>
> /rant
>
> felipe
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