Friday, May 27, 2011

Disney Seal Deal Withdrawl

Earlier this month I shared how Disney was attempting to patten the term "SEAL Team 6" for the purpose of movies, TV, clothes, stocking stuffers, and video games. This after the elite military team took out Osama bin Laden.

Protecting themselves from what could be a long drawn out battle (and who wants to battle Navy SEALs), Disney pulled back this week and withdrew it's trademark request particularly after the U.S. Navy voiced not only dissatisfaction but willingness to fight over their rights to trademark something that they believed they owned.

In fact, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article on the subject, days after Disney put in their trademark request, the Navy requested rights for 'SEAL Team' and 'Navy SEALs.'

Apparently, the real name of this elite team "Naval Special Warfare Development Group" or DEVGRU. Which is interesting, because it apparently isn't as catchy as team 6, although I sort of like it better.

So, will we see a movie of this in our lifetime, I'M SURE. But will it be Disney? I suppose that's up for some negotiation.

1 comment:

rc helicopter said...

Old, Walt Disney would be ashamed.