Friday, December 29, 2006

Katrina, the Update

That great website "The Smoking Gun" detailed attorney Andrew Vicknair and attorney/chiropractor Harold Ehrenberg's application to register the mark KATRINA for alcoholic beverages. The Gun was particularly appalled because they filed the application a mere 6 days after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and surrounding areas.

Well, a few days ago, Dec. 20, 2006, the PTO published the application for opposition. (TDR) Messrs. Vicknair and Ehrenberg changed the filing basis from use in commerce [1(a)] to intent to use [1(b)] because the Examining Attorney called them out on their specimen, which appeared to be temporary in nature.

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