Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Mammoth Mountain: Opening Day, Oct. 16, 2009 !

Dateline: Friday, October 16, 2009

The promise of "Free Skiing and Snowboarding" at Mammoth drew a crowd all right...

(Photo by Tim Gallagher. Chair #1 at MM at 9 a.m.)


(Photo by Will Maguire. Chair #1 at 1 p.m.)


Wow ! It was MADNESS ! It was OUT OF CONTROL ! It was the ROAD TRIP of the year for tweens and twentysomething snowboarders who drove to Mammoth, well, in droves. Arriving as early as 7 a.m. for the free day of skiing and snowboarding. And by sundown they were all gone and back on the road home. This we know because on Saturday, Oct. 17th, the crowd was down by 90 plus percent ! Just check out the following photo of Chair #1 at 10 a.m. on Sat., Oct. 17, 2009.

(Photo by Will Maguire.)
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(And as previously posted on Oct. 14, 2009)

Wow ! As per the MM Facebook Fan Page today, 10.14.09: "Mammoth Mountain It's official - Mammoth Mountain will be opening this Friday, October 16th! 2nd earliest opening EVER!"




(Photo source: Mammoth Mountain.)

Trademark Significance: One of several U.S. Federal Trademark and Service marks owned by this Mountain Resort is the following multi-class composite (words and graphic elements) trademark and service mark.

Mark: "MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN CALIFORNIA (and design)"

(Source: www.uspto.gov)

Goods and Services: IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Clothing, namely, t-shirts, [sweaters,] sweatshirts, hats, jackets, ski gloves, and turtleneck shirts. FIRST USE: 19530831. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19530831

IC 028. US 022 023 038 050. G & S: Toys and sporting goods, namely, ski poles, goggles, stuff animals, board games, yo-yos, and Christmas tree decorations. FIRST USE: 19530831. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19530831

IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: Retail store services in connection with ski equipment and ski apparel. FIRST USE: 19650000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19650000

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Recreational services, namely, downhill ski facilities, cross-country ski facilities and trails, snowmobiling facilities and trails, snow-shoeing trails, [equestrian facilities,] and golf course services. FIRST USE: 19781231. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19781231

IC 042. US 100 101. G & S: Resort hotel and restaurant services.
FIRST USE: 19781231. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19781231
Mark Drawing Code: (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS

Serial Number: 76140275 Filing Date: October 2, 2000
Current Filing Basis: 1A Original Filing Basis: 1A
Published for Opposition: March 11, 2003
Registration Number: 2720400 Registration Date: June 3, 2003
Owner (REGISTRANT) Mammoth Mountain Ski Area CORPORATION CALIFORNIA P.O. Box 24 Mammoth Lakes CALIFORNIA 93546

(LAST LISTED OWNER) MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN SKI AREA, LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY DELAWARE 1 MINARET ROAD MAMMOTH LAKES CALIFORNIA 93546
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED

Prior Registrations 1939530
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE "MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN CALIFORNIA" APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Type of Mark TRADEMARK. SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR).
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

So get your boards, skis, boots and gear ready !

The following photos are a few of this season's offerings in alpine all mountain shaped skis from the likes of famous Ski Companies like ROSSIGNOL® and NORDICA® observed by the undersigned recently at the grand opening last weekend in Santa Monica of the new location of Doc's Ski Haus.




Trademark Significance.
In the case of ROSSIGNOL®, here is just one active U.S. Federal Trademark Registration for skis from the TESS database online at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which reinforces the industry recognition of the value of having a presumptively valid and now incontestable trademark registration to protect this famous brand:

Word Mark: ROSSIGNOL
Translations: "ROSSIGNOL" IS A FRENCH WORD FOR "NIGHTINGALE."
Goods and Services: IC 028. US 022. G & S: SNOW SKIS AND DETACHABLE PARTS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR-NAMELY, BINDINGS, METAL EDGES, ANTI-SLIP SEALSKINS AND PLUSHBANDS, SKI POLES, AND DISCS FOR SKI POLES.
FIRST USE: 19370700. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19671000
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 72400164 Filing Date: August 13, 1971
Current Filing Basis 1A Original Filing Basis 1A
Registration Number: 0954365 Registration Date: March 6, 1973
Owner (REGISTRANT) SKIS ROSSIGNOL S.A. CLUB ROSSIGNOL S.A. CORPORATION FRANCE VOIRON (ISERE) FRANCE

(LAST LISTED OWNER) ROSSIGNOL SKI COMPANY, INC. CORPORATION BY ASSIGNMENT DELAWARE 426 INDUSTRIAL AVE. WILLISTON VERMONT 05495. ASSIGNMENT RECORDED

Prior Registrations 0887443
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR). SECTION 8(10-YR) 20030331.
Renewal 2ND RENEWAL 20030331


And below, two shots of the new PROPHET™ 100 "Freeride" skis for this season. Yours for only $649!



The Prophet 100 is described by its maker as follows: "The 100 has power, stability and even the float of a big mountain ski yet maintains the precision, agility and responsiveness of a carving ski. The result is versatility like no other ski in it’s class which has earned it top awards from magazine product tests around the world." http://lineskis.com/skis/prophet-100

For more information about winter trademarks, we invite you to visit our webpage,
www.SnowEsq.com


Have fun this winter and don't forget to always wear a helmet (aka, brain bucket)!




Will Maguire,
www.TrademarkEsq.com
***** ***** ***** ***** *****

1 comment:

Linda said...

William,

We're excited about Mammoth opening Friday, and some of the crew from Doc's Ski Haus will be there for it. Thanks for coming to Doc's grand opening on Saturday!

Linda Rosenberg
Doc's Ski Haus