Two plus feet of snow in Mammoth Lakes, California... Enter, stage right, the MANPLOW®!
note: MANPLOW® is a registered U.S. trademark and here is the current USPTO "TESS" Record (partial extract):
|Goods and Services||IC 008. US 023 028 044. G & S: Home improvement and maintenance products, hand-tools, implements, and assembly parts and fittings therefor, namely, snow pushers. FIRST USE: 20081010. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20081215|
|Standard Characters Claimed|
|Mark Drawing Code||(4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK|
|Filing Date||October 25, 2008|
|Original Filing Basis||1B|
|Published for Opposition||May 5, 2009|
|Registration Date||December 8, 2009|
|Owner||(REGISTRANT) CynMarc Manufacturing, Inc. CORPORATION CALIFORNIA|
|Type of Mark||TRADEMARK|
|Affidavit Text||SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR).|
Above, the MANPLOW® in action beside a pair of classic SOREL® winter boots makes swift work of nearly 2 feet of snow. Well done!
|Goods and Services||IC 025. US 039. G & S: SPORT BOOTS AND WORK BOOTS. FIRST USE: 19590000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19630924|
|Mark Drawing Code||(1) TYPED DRAWING|
|Filing Date||April 23, 1970|
|Original Filing Basis||1A|
|Registration Date||August 17, 1971|
|Owner||(REGISTRANT) KAUFMAN FOOTWEAR LIMITED CORPORATION CANADA 410 KING ST. W. KITCHENER, ONTARIO CANADA(LAST LISTED OWNER) SOREL CORPORATION CORPORATION BY ASSIGNMENT, BY CHANGE OF NAME DELAWARE 14375 NW Science Park Drive PORTLAND OREGON 97229|
|Assignment Recorded||ASSIGNMENT RECORDED|
|Type of Mark||TRADEMARK|
|Affidavit Text||SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR). SECTION 8(10-YR) 20100820.|
|Renewal||3RD RENEWAL 20100820|
Now if that doesn't get you excited about snow... perhaps this photo below from Mammoth Mountain will do so. Note other winter trademarks shown here such as all wheel drive and 4x4 vehicles, roof racks and luggage containers, snowboards, snowboard boots, parkas, snow pants, gloves, goggles and helmets...
Last but not least is the ski resort staple, namely, the gondola, shown below at Mammoth Mountain and made by the Austrian company, Doppelmayr.
FYI: One U.S. registration for Doppelmayr® that includes goods and services in numerous classes, in pertinent part, in International Class #12 (partial list): "Transport and conveyor installations, namely, ski lifts; parts and accessories for transport and conveyor installations, namely, chairs for chair lifts, gondolas for ski lifts; cable railway cars, funicular railway cars, ski lift installations for transporting skiers on the snow with trailing stirrups in the nature of platters or T-bars, chair lifts, ski lifts featuring single and dual cable circulation installations; railway installations and traction operations equipment, namely, railway couplings, railway carriages; aerial ropeways including tramways, gondolas, bi-cable lifts, chairlifts, cars, people movers; installations for parking and storage of cabins and chairs used on aerial ropeways; cable railway cabins in the nature of cars, chair-lift chairs;..."
Yet more evidence of business interests protecting their brands with trademark registrations...
William E. Maguire
(All photos by & Copyright Will Maguire 2016.)
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