HBO is keeping the U.S. trademark office busy, as we’ve previously reported. Now four new trademark classes have been applied for and entered into the USPTO database for February 9th, which theoretically cover things such as non-alcoholic beverages, jewelery, replica weapons, toys, and games.
Speaking of replica weapons, note that on January 16, GRRM noted in a response to questions that the production’s weapons would be designed specifically for the show, and that Valyrian Steel’s designs would not be used as previously proposed. However, as GRRM has previously noted, part of the negotiations with HBO involved negotiating which rights could not be used by them because of other licensing; only Valyrian Steel can create steel replicas, so HBO’s license extends only to cheaper, plastic toy replicas at this time.
Many thanks for Ninepenny at the A Song of Ice and Fire forum for keeping on top of the trademarking activities.
- IC 033. US 047 049. G & S: Alcoholic beverages, namely, wines, spirits, liqueurs, cocktail mixes; all the aforementioned goods relating to an ongoing television series
- IC 028. US 022 023 038 050. G & S: Toys; action figures; collectible figurines; games; playing cards; costume masks; lottery tickets; decorations for Christmas trees; Christmas tree ornaments; toy model and replica arms and armor; toy model and replica swords; toy model and replica knives; all the aforementioned goods relating to an ongoing television series
- IC 014. US 002 027 028 050. G & S: Jewelry; jewelry boxes; clocks and watches; letter openers, key rings, collectible coins, shields, insignias, medallions, trinkets and pendants all made of precious metals, semi-precious metals or imitation precious metals; all the aforementioned goods relating to an ongoing television series
- IC 032. US 045 046 048. G & S: Non-alcoholic beverages, namely, fruit drinks, fruit juices, carbonated beverages; non-alcoholic beer; alcoholic beverages, namely, beer, ale, lager, stout, porter and shandy; syrups and other beverage preparations; all the aforementioned goods relating to an ongoing television series
Posted at 04:15 CET by Elio