Thursday, March 12, 2009

3/12/09: Nordecke Name Trademarked By Columbus Crew Organization

Link from the United States Trade Mark and Patent Office:

Word Mark NORDECKE
Goods and Services IC 016. US 002 005 022 023 029 037 038 050. G & S: printed matter related to professional soccer, namely, posters, stickers, trading cards, programs, tickets and magazines
IC 018. US 001 002 003 022 041. G & S: athletic bags, overnight bags, backpacks, duffel bags, shoe bags, tote bags, beach bags, knapsacks, purses, wallets, billfolds, fanny packs
, waist packs

IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: wearing apparel, namely, caps, hats, shirts, T-shirts, tank tops, sweaters, turtlenecks, pullovers, vests, shorts, pants, dresses, soccer uniforms, jerseys, warm-up suits, sweatshirts, sweatpants, underwear, boxer shorts, robes, jackets, footwear, socks, hosiery

IC 028. US 022 023 038 050. G & S: soccer ball bags; soccer balls; hand held unit for playing video games; die cast model trucks; scale model trucks; toys, namely, stuffed toys, plush toys, bendable toy figurines, foam toys, foam novelty items, namely, foam fingers, balloons, dolls and doll accessories, bobbing head dolls, toy necklaces; buttons and lapel pins for sporting events

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: entertainment services, namely, organizing, conducting and staging professional soccer games and exhibitions and production of radio and television programs in the nature of professional soccer games and exhibitions

Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 77681997
Filing Date March 3, 2009
Current Filing Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) Crew Soccer Stadium Limited Liability Company LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY DELAWARE One Black & Gold Boulevard Columbus OHIO 43211
Attorney of Record D. David Carroll
Type of Mark TRADEMARK. SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

Received a message from Mark McCullers on the teams intentions on the name:
"I am meeting with a representative group of supporters tonight. This is one of the things that I wanted to discuss. Our intent is to trademark Nordecke and license it back to the supporters at no cost. It’s simply a measure to protect what you all have done from anyone who may be opportunistic and want to exploit it. We have no intent to commercialize it or anything else, for that matter. Just trying to think ahead and preserve a very good thing."

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