TF Trademark Weirdness

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Monzo, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Monzo

    Monzo Weirdest Fan Experience

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    So, recently, Hasbro applied to register the following trademarks with the US Government Patent and Trademark Office.

    Autobot Hound: Latest Status Info

    Kickback: Latest Status Info

    Blight: Latest Status Info

    Nemesis Strika: Latest Status Info

    Scattorshot: Latest Status Info

    Wing Saber: Latest Status Info

    Vector Prime: Latest Status Info

    These all appear to be new, intent-to-use applications. But... Hasbro has all seven of those names already registered (all since 2006, in fact). So I don't know if this is some kind of clerical oversight or what, but I thought it was worth reporting on the off-chance.
     
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    Shatterpoint Neato

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    My wallet is ready.
     
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    I would love a 2013 generations wing saber and vector prime, not getting my hopes up though....

    Edit: of course I would say no to any of these characters as TF prime toys....
     
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    Nemesis Strika?

    EDIT: Could Kickback be a TFP Insecticon toy?
     
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    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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    Nemesis Strika? Interesting...
     
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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran

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    Like the regular one, but eviler.
     
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    Would love Scattorshot to be based on his WFC design.
     
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    Characters in Prime maybe?
     
  9. Ravenxl7

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    Should be interesting to see what all these are meant for. I imagine that at least some are for the Prime line, though some could be for next year's Generations line.

    As for why they are filing for them, they have to do so every so often. If not they loose the names. They even have to re-apply for the names Optimus Prime and Megatron. They don't keep them forever.
     
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    Nemesis Strika, hell, just the name Strika gets my girl parts spinning.
     
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    Vector Prime? Yes please!
     
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    Stardust262 Moe is the Only Way

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    Maybe some of these guys will show up in Prime? I'd love to see Vector Prime, Wing Saber, Scattorshot, and Hound again
     
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    These are not unbelievable; I say this because Kickback would be a good name for a toy of the Insecticon (assuming they don't want to just use the name "Insecticon" or perhaps the
    upcoming Insecticon in Episode 7 of Prime becomes a named character
    ) and Vector Prime has precedence for a show appearance because of his status as one of the 13.

    That said:

    STRIKA YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES
     
  14. Monzo

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    Renewals are usually built upon pre-existing registrations, though, not done with new intent-to-use applications. Look at the history of the Megatron trademark:

    Latest Status Info

    Registered in 2005, periodic renewal done in 2010.

    Now, here's the original Nemesis Strika registration: Latest Status Info

    Its last activity was in 2006, so it would be up for its 5-6 year renewal about now... but instead we have a new intent-to-use application, which, again, makes me wonder if it was some kind of clerical error on someone's part, since there SHOULD be new activity on the trademark (and the other six, since they were all registered in 2006 too), but not an entirely new application.
     
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    Kickback? Nemesis Strika?

    Huh.
     
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    Please been Generations Animated Strika!
     
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    I'm expecting most of these to be used for Kreo or Botshots, Though I'd love to be proven wrong.
     
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    .......You just dampened my happiness and hope. Ass.
     
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    Scattorshot?

    Hound?

    Vector slagging Prime!?

    STRIKA!?!

    Hasbro, nice job on some fan-faves.
     

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