Monday, September 25, 2017

Trademarks at #AbbotKinneyFestival 2017

Dateline: Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the annual ABBOT KINNEY FESTIVAL, in Venice, Calif. This is the day that the whole street is shut down on Abbot Kinney Blvd. between Main St. and Venice Blvd.

Here are the photos I took of this great annual event... including some of the brands and trademarks on display.....

One of my favorite L.A. based food trucks is KOGI BBQ, and which also happens to own several registered service marks for KOGI for: "Mobile cafe services for providing food and drink", as well as for "catering services."

Below, a company with a stylized trademark, namely, ART LIFE®, that sells apparel, knick knacks, artwork, prints, etc., uses a domain name, namely,, as well as a Twitter handle, namely, @artlifeisgood.  This is interesting because of the prior registered trademark for apparel, etc. for LIFE IS GOOD®.  The registration of both the domain name and the Twitter handle, as well as the advertising and promotion of said domain name and Twitter handle is undoubtedly intentional.  Is this merely "clever" or is it "infringing"?  While this vendor may have a registered trademark for ART LIFE®, it also seems to me that they are using in commerce as a common law trademark, artlifeisgood.



Below, a local Southern California company owns a pending Federal trademark application for the mark, PALM & BEAN, for "Nutritional supplement meal replacement bars for boosting energy; Beverages made of coffee; Beverages with a coffee base; Coffee based beverages; Oatmeal; Coconut-based beverages not being milk substitutes; Coconut-based non-alcoholic beverages not being milk substitutes."

Below, local Abbot Kinney retailer and with a registered service mark, namely, WILL LEATHER GOODS AN ADLER FAMILY CO. EUGENE, OREGON USA EST. 1981 (Stylized) for:  "Retail store services and online retail store services featuring bags, leather goods, printed matter, rugs, blankets, bicycles, belts, keychains, wallets, clothing, footwear, and kitchen, office, pet, and fashion and clothing accessories."

and below, the official drawing for the above-referenced registered service mark...

Above and below, an event vendor with a registered trademark, SHARK WHEEL®, for "skateboards, skateboard wheels, longboard skateboards, longboard skateboard wheels, wheels for roller skates."

Below, one of the event sponsors with a registered trademark, namely, WAIAKEA HAWAIIAN VOLCANIC WATER® for "bottled water"...

Below, another event vendor with roaming staff carrying its snack based products represented by a registered trademark, namely, HIPPEAS, for "Chickpea-based snacks; puffed chickpea snacks; chickpea chips; bean-based snacks; chickpea crisps."

Below, a great slogan or sign but probably not a trademark.... though it perhaps ought to be...  :-)

Lots of fun had by all.....

Respectfully submitted,

William Maguire

(All photos by & Copyright William  Maguire 2017).

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