I don’t know precisely when “Netflix and chill” became a pop culture phenomenon. But like most – or all – phenomena, trademark applications ensue.

In 2015 and thus far in 2016, a fifteen applications have been filed at the USPTO for trademarks featuring “AND CHILL” or “& CHILL.” In all the years before 2015, 43 such applications were filed.

Here are some from the last year or so – click TSDR link for USPTO records:

Application

Number

Trademark USPTO TSDR Link
87075947 HOT WINGS N’ CHILL TSDR
87063010 NETFLIX AND CHILL TSDR
87026242 SIZZLE-N-CHILL TSDR
86968477 PEW PEW AND CHILL TSDR
86763189 VINYL AND CHILL TSDR
86969304 CHAT AND CHILL TSDR
86943839 JACK & CHILL TSDR
86930691 VAPE AND CHILL TSDR
86769143 MOVIES & CHILL TSDR
86733335 NOM NOMS MEXICAN GRILL & CHILL TSDR
86915355 GRILL OUT & CHILL OUT TSDR
86863174 CUPCAKES AND CHILL TSDR
86776925 BE STILL AND CHILL TSDR
86804524 CHIP AND CHILL TSDR
86718227 WAKE UP AND CHILL OUT TSDR

Note that the application for “Netflix and Chill” is for software for social networking and was not filed by Netflix. It will almost certainly be denied by the USPTO.


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