Monday, December 01, 2008


The World Famous Hollywood Sign


Wicked Merchandise

Dateline: Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, Pantage's Theater, Hollywood, Calif.

If you have not yet seen WICKED on stage at the Pantage's, then stop everything and get your tickets now because the show will be closing very, very soon !

In case you have been in a cave or only read spy novels and watch westerns on saturday mornings on broadcast television, then you have not heard about the Broadway Musical, WICKED, now in it final run at the Pantage's. (x-ref:


And for those of you looking for a bit of continuing legal education regarding this property, here are a few tidbits:

WICKED, the musical stage production, is based on the novel by Gregory Maguire (no relation to the undersigned, at least I think not; x-ref:, which itself is based on the public domain novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum (x-ref:

*** And don't forget the I.P. ! Intellectual Property. Cross-Reference: WICKED Merchandise (see photo above). There are a handful of WICKED trademarks and service marks which are owned by a Universal Pictures related entity, namely, Wicked LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City CALIFORNIA 91608. Among the U.S. Federal Trademark and Service mark Registrations for WICKED are the following:

- Entertainment services in the nature of an on-going theatrical production, in International Class #41.
- Fanny packs and all purpose bags, in Class #18.
- Plush toys and sporting goods, namely, golf balls, in Class #28.
- Cups and mugs, in Class #21.
- Downloadable ringtones, graphics and music via a global computer network, mobile phones, or wireless devices; pre-recorded compact discs featuring music, in Class #9.

Note: Each of these registrations are in composite format, e.g., inclusive of a design element, which is often identified as follows: "WICKED (and design)". In this particular case, the design is represented by a stylized font and a caricature of a witch in the place of the dot in the letter "i" (see below).

It is, of course, these trademarks and service mark registrations which protect the licensees for their investment in acquiring the licenses for all the WICKED swag, e.g., merchandise (note: the t-shirts, hoodies, cups, mugs, jewelry, cd's, etc.) as shown in the photo above entitled, "WICKED Merchandise".

1 comment:

Aru Krishna said...

Also find the Wicked Tour info as well..