Presidential Candidate TM

Clinton vs. Giuliani vs. McCain vs. Obama – the trademark battles.

A search of trademarks filed after 01/01/2005 including names of the current top four 2008 presidential candidates reveals that only John McCain appears to have serious trademark applications pending. Clinton and Obama have “anti-trademarks” pending (i.e. trademark applications filed by those trying to make a statement against these candidates, for whatever reason). And I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict that these “anti-trademark” applications will not mature to registered trademarks. (There are laws that prohibit trademarks that disparage people.) Obama appeared to have a serious trademark application pending (OBAMA — O BABY!) but let it lapse. Giuliani has no trademarks pending.

Hillary Clinton – 2 trademarks

  1. HILLARY CLINTON IS POLITICALLY INCORRECT
    Current Status: Abandoned-Failure To Respond Or Late Response
    Filing Date: 2005-03-03
  2. FIGHT THE OLIGARCHY! BUSH, CLINTON, CLINTON, BUSH, BUSH, CLINTON?

    Current Status: Newly filed application, not yet assigned to an examining attorney.
    Filing Date: 2007-02-03

Rudy Giuliani – 0 trademarks

John McCain – 2 trademarks

  1. MCCAIN [logo]
    Current Status: Newly filed application, not yet assigned to an examining attorney.
    Filing Date: 2007-01-11

  2. MCCAIN SPACE
    Current Status: Newly filed application, not yet assigned to an examining attorney.
    Filing Date: 2007-01-26

Barack Obama – 5 trademarks

  1. OBAMA — O BABY!
    Current Status: Abandoned-Failure To Respond Or Late Response
    Filing Date: 2005-11-02
  2. OBAMA VS OSAMA IN 2008
    Current Status: A non-final action has been mailed. This is a letter from the examining attorney requesting additional information and/or making an initial refusal. However, no final determination as to the registrability of the mark has been made.
    Filing Date: 2006-11-05
  3. OBAMA NOT YOUR MAMA FOR PRESIDENT IN 2008
    Current Status: A non-final action has been mailed. This is a letter from the examining attorney requesting additional information and/or making an initial refusal. However, no final determination as to the registrability of the mark has been made.
    Filing Date: 2006-11-05
  4. OBAMA BIN LADEN
    Current Status: A non-final action has been mailed. This is a letter from the examining attorney requesting additional information and/or making an initial refusal. However, no final determination as to the registrability of the mark has been made.
    Filing Date: 2007-01-19
  5. IT’S AN OBAMANATION!
    Current Status: A non-final action has been mailed. This is a letter from the examining attorney requesting additional information and/or making an initial refusal. However, no final determination as to the registrability of the mark has been made.
    Filing Date: 2007-01-25

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