Occupy Wall Street Applies for Trademark
The Occupy Wall Street movement applied to trademark its name on Oct. 24. The movement filed for the use of the mark on its website, in periodicals and newsletters, and on clothing and bags, reported the POLITICO.
Fer-Eng Investments, LLC, of Arizona, also applied to trademark Occupy Wall Street on Oct. 24 with the intention of using the name on bags, footwear, hats and various other clothing items.
The trademark is likely to take months, according to attorney Samuel Cohen of the Law Offices of Wylie M. Stecklow – a firm involved in the Occupy Wall Street legal working group.
“Trademark filings take a while,” Cohen told POLITICO. “It generally, from when we submit something, and we submitted last week, it takes three to five months for the United States Patent and Trademark Office to get back to us.”
CNNMoney reported that the Occupy Wall Street’s application went into the trademark office at 3:54 p.m. and was followed a few hours later by Fer-Eng Investments application at 6:41 p.m.
Cohen said that the Occupy Wall Street legal working group plans to meet Monday night to discuss the trademark situation.