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Trademarking What You Don’t Own

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I read an  article on CNN the other day that said that a Long Island couple is trying to trademark the “Occupy Wall Street” slogan so that they can sell T-shirts, sweatshirts, bumper stickers, etc. with that lettered on them.  What do you think about that?

According to the article, the couple said that when you got something that’s across 50 states, it’s a brand, so they filed a trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office a couple of weeks ago.

But they do not own the Occupy Wall Street movement.  They did not develop it.  They did not even come up with the idea.  But they did come up with the idea to make some money off of it.

Trademark privileges would give them ownership of Occupy Wall Street, the brand.  What do you think of that?  They indicated that they are big supporters of the cause so it’s better if they own it rather than someone else.

So, what do you think?  Actually, it’s okay with me. I just wish I thought of it first.

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