Saturday, May 14, 2011

Disney & Seal Team 6

I saw word of this on twitter and had to confirm. The United States Patent and Trademark Office List the request made by Disney Enterprise, Inc. for "Seal Team 6" the Navy Seal team that took down Osama Bin Laden.

Here's a summary of their trademark request (filed May 3, 2011) just two days after Osama Bin Laden was killed.

Trademark Request One (85310970): Entertainment & Education Services

Trademark Request Two (85310966): Toys, games and playthings; gymnastic and sporting articles (except clothing); hand-held units for playing electronic games other than those adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor; Christmas stockings; Christmas tree ornaments and decorations; snow globes

Trademark Request Three (85310957): Clothing, footwear and headwear

It's an interesting world where the entertainment world, and the political world combines like this. I must admit, it's a little disheartening. I'm sure some will claim it's brilliant oopportunitism, or that if it wasn't Disney it'd be someone else.

I'll be interested to see what ends up being done with these trademarks and if any Navy Seal's Killing Osama Bin Laden become a snow globe, T-Shirt, Disney video game, or movie.

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