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Recent USPTO filings show that once again the world of trademarks mirrors popular culture. As Colorado and Washington states have recently implemented the legalization of some marijuana, filings related on the subject have increased markedly. And as cold weather has affected much of the US over this winter, several Polar Vortex trademark applications have been filed.

Some examples:

  • POLAR VORTEX – fireworks
  • POLAR VORTEX WINTER LAGER – beer
  • POLAR VORTEX – Athletic apparel, namely, shirts, pants, jackets, footwear, hats and caps, athletic uniforms; Athletic footwear; Athletic footwear for men and women; Footwear; Headgear, namely, hats, caps, watch caps, headwraps
  • SuperBaked – Baked goods, namely, crumbles; Bakery desserts; Brownies; Chocolate confections, namely, cake pops; Chocolate-based fillings for cakes and pies; Cookie pies; Cookies; Pies
  • US Cannabis Cup – ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL AND INSTRUCTIONAL SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES REGARDING LEGAL, MEDICAL AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS AND SOCIETAL ATTITUDES ABOUT MARIJUANA NOT INCLUDING THE PROVISION OR DISPLAY OF MARIJUANA, MARIJUANA-BASED PREPARATIONS, OR MARIJUANA EXTRACTS OR DERIVATIVES, SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA, OR OTHER SUBSTANCES CONTROLLED BY THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT; ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT OF EXHIBITIONS FOR EDUCATIONAL, CULTURAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES REGARDING LEGAL, MEDICAL, AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS AND SOCIETAL ATTITUDES ABOUT MARIJUANA NOT INCLUDING THE PROVISION OR DISPLAY OF MARIJUANA, MARIJUANA-BASED PREPARATIONS, OR MARIJUANA EXTRACTS OR DERIVATIVES, SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA, OR OTHER SUBSTANCES CONTROLLED UNDER THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT; ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT OF MUSICAL EXHIBITIONS
  • HEMPCON – Educational services, namely, providing seminars and classes in the fields of medical marijuana; Entertainment, namely, live music concerts; Providing facilities for educational conventions
  • Weegalized – Providing consumer information and related news in the field of legal marijuana
  • 420 COFFEE COMPANY – coffee, tea
  • 420 TO GO – Dietary and nutritional supplements; Digestives for pharmaceutical purposes
  • 420 VODKA – vodka

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