Occupy Wall Street Trademark – A Long Island couple has filed to trademark ‘Occupy Wall Street’ proving that, at the core, Americans are capitalists.
Robert and Diane Maresca of Long Island, NY have filed for trademark rights for the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ slogan even though Mr. Maresca claims he is politically independent. The Maresca’s filed for the trademark rights on October 18, 2011 and while doing his research, he discovered that a man from Brooklyn had already filed for the trademark for “We Are the 99%”.
Maresca says that ‘Occupy Wall Street’ could become a global brand since the Occupy Movement seems to have spread nationwide, and even worldwide. The filing fee was $975 which he says is “something of a gamble.”
Robert Maresca admits that he has visited the Wall Street protest site. He plans to use his new ‘brand’ to sell bumper stickers, t-shirts, umbrellas, bags and shoes with his new slogan. The trademark has not yet been granted, but usually the first to file gets the name.
The Long Island man said, “If I didn’t buy it and use it someone else will.”
So it looks like a movement to protest greed spurs greed! Indeed, Americans will never give up their capitalist nature no matter what percent you are. Have your say and share your opinions in the comments section below.
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