Archive for May, 2014

In the past, we have seen the New England Patriots jinx their championship hopes with trademark filings before the big game. Perhaps California Chrome will fall victim to this bad luck as well.

Now (thanks to reporting by ESPN) the company owned by Pat Riley, the president of the Miami Heat basketball team, filed this month for three additional 3 PEAT trademarks. Riles & Company already owns several USPTO trademark registrations for THREEPEAT and 3 PEAT:

  • THREEPEAT – registered for hats, jackets, shrits
  • 3 PEAT – registered for jewelry
  • THREE-PEAT – registered for collector plates, mugs and tankards
  • THREE PEAT – registered for bumper stickers, decals, paper pennants, paperweights, posters and trading cards

Now, Riles & Company filed this month for:

  • 3 PEATJewelry, namely rings and other sports memorabilia
  • THREEPEAT  Protective covers and cases for portable digital devices
  • 3-PEATBed Covers, Namely, Bed Linens, Bed Blankets, Bed Pads, Bed Sheets and Bed Spreads, and Towels.

Also, several others have filed for related trademarks:

On May 2nd, 2014, an entity named SEYEFULL INVESTMENTS LIMITED filed an application with the USPTO to register “MH370” for use in connection with

  • Audio production services, namely, creating and producing ambient soundscapes, and sound stories for museums, galleries, attractions, podcasts, broadcasts, websites and games; Educational and entertainment services, namely, providing on-line interactive children’s stories; Entertainment services in the nature of a non-fiction television programming series on topics relating to family stories told by family members to preserve their heritage.; Entertainment services, namely, live, televised and movie appearances by a professional entertainer; Entertainment services, namely, personal appearances by a movie star, sports celebrity, etc; Entertainment services, namely, production of special effects including model-making services, computer-generated imagery and computer-generated graphics for the production of motion pictures, videos, and movie trailers; Entertainment services, namely, providing images and text featuring animal stories and pictures on-line and in mobile wireless form; Entertainment services, namely, providing images and text featuring animal stories through monthly letters sent through the mail; Entertainment services, namely, the provision of continuing programs,segments,movies, shows featuring comedy,story,tragedy,thriller delivered by television,radiao,satellite, the internet, theathre; Movie showing; Movie studios; Movie theaters; Providing an Internet news portal featuring links to news stories and articles in the field of current events; Providing an Internet sports news portal featuring links to sports news stories and articles in the field of sports; Providing on-line non-downloadable publications in the nature of an interview template for insurance agents for use in entering into contractual relationships with insurance companies; Providing online non-downloadable comic books and graphic novels; Public sector business training; Publication and editing of printed matter; Publication of an e-zine; Publication of books; Publication of books, magazines, almanacs and journals; Publication of books, of magazines, of journals, of newspapers, of periodicals, of catalogs, of brochures; Publication of books, reviews; Publication of brochures; Publication of electronic magazines; Publication of electronic newspapers accessible via a global computer network; Publication of journals; Publication of leaflets; Publication of magazines; Publication of manuals; Publication of musical texts; Publication of periodicals; Publication of printed matter; Publication of text books; Publication of textbooks; Publication of texts, books, journals; Publication of texts, books, magazines and other printed matter; Publication of the editorial content of sites accessible via a global computer network; Publication of speculation,truth, story, novel; Publishing of electronic publications

MH370, of course, is the flight number for the Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared off radar on March 8, 2014, and as of this posting has not been found.

For the full details, click for full USPTO Records for Serial No. 86269445.

Why would anyone want to market or sell services using the name MH370? (Assuming that MH370 could function as a trademark.)

Great brand names and logos are everywhere, just look!

Posted by ipelton on: May 28th, 2014

I love finding interesting logos and brand names. They are everywhere – like hardware stores, airports, and country roads. They just show that a great and memorable brand is within reach for any type and any size business.

Here are a few I came across recently.

DoohicKey — what a great name for a utility key tool

Unwined – wine shop. Great double entendre (unwind)

Doctors on Sight – nice name for vision center

Vilagio logo – great wine bottle/fork logo






INTA14 Hong Kong in photos – Visiting Clients

Posted by ipelton on: May 26th, 2014

I was fortunate during my visit in Hong Kong to visit with several clients. Meeting with client’s in person around the world was wonderful. I was even treated to a real local lunch by Colin Wu of the HKIPX and US China Business Association. Kay’s Designs International showed me their operations. And I visited the Volcom store inside a vast mall.



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INTA14 Hong Kong in photos – Food

Posted by ipelton on: May 23rd, 2014

Great food abounds in Hong Kong. I took some pictures. I even stumbled upon a local place with a funny name – Under Bridge Spicy Crab – that Anthony Bourdain has visited! And I found two fancy coffee shops – one took a half hour to prepare our beverages as the barristas picked out imperfect beans to discard before grinding them and made and re-made the espresso several times to make sure they were satisfied with the flavors.

Here are some of my favorite photos I took of the Hong Kong food: