In one instance, Mr. Anderson applied to register the mark FUTURE in class 041 for:
Country clubs, not including golf club services; night clubs, yacht clubs, fan club services; health club services namely, providing instruction and equipment
in the field of physical exercise, wrestling clubs, sports clubs for football, basketball, racing, baseball, and boxing; providing various facilities for an array of athletic events not including golf; special interest clubs in the field of automobiles, aircraft, and land craft, entertainment, finance, transportation, education, inventions, business operations, going to restaurants; music entertainment clubs for amateur musicians
The Pep Boys Manny, Moe & Jack of California opposed the mark citing its registration of FUTURA in class 012 for "automotive accessories, namely, vehicle wheel caps and hub caps."
The Pep Boys and Mr. Anderson are not strangers in the TTAB.
In Mr. Anderson's press release, he says he needs help and support in fighting the Pep Boys. Further, "I'm looking for a law firm to represent me and the Brand FUTURE's rights in exchange for equity ownership." The press release contains his home number for interested attorneys. My plate is full right now.
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