Here is a barely amusing story first posted two years ago with some brand new updates. Drinking green beer and jamming to some bagpipes isn’t the only way to have fun for St. Paddy’s day, let’s chat trademarks. (Try not to get too excited.)
1. SOBER ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Well let’s just start out with a boo for this trademark. Actually, Sober St. Patrick’s Day looks to put the focus on what the holiday is all about. The group organizes get-togethers of music, dance and comedy, all booze free. The goal of the organization is to reclaim the true spirit of the day and to change the perception and experience of what St. Patrick’s Day and celebrate the depth of Irish culture. Let’s have a toast to this trademark…a toast of lukewarm water that is.
2. BLACK IRISH ELVIS
This mark was filed on March 6, 2015 right before the posting of the original article and no it has nothing to do with Elvis Presley but the picture is amusing anyway. The mark, registered in a class covering “organizing community festivals”, is actually a band of bartenders (as seen below) who work tirelessly to craft amazing cocktails. The group comes from Coppers & Kings Brandy American Brandy, a Kentucky based distiller. Unfortunately, since this time, the trademark was abandoned.
3. WORLD’S TALLEST LEPRECHAUN
The honor of the World’s Tallest Leprechaun went to one Phil Worsham. The mark was described as covering “personal appearances of myself in costume” but the mark was abandoned in 2004. I couldn’t find an update on the World’s Tallest Leprechaun nor his hidden tall pot of gold.
4. FIGHTIN’ IRISH
Come on we all have a feisty friend with this image tattooed on their calf. The Fightin’ Irish logo was first registered as a trademark back in 1995 by the University of Notre Dame du Lac. Who knew that was the whole name of the school? We not only entertain but educate here at Pirated Thoughts.
5. THE IRISH PLUMBER
Nothing works better than a four-leaf clover to get rid of that clog in the toilet. There are actually several plumbers using this name across the United States but this registered mark is for “plumbing services namely drain cleaning and sewer cleaning”. So if you accidentally spill your pot o’ gold down the drain, call the Irish Plumber.
6. THIS MESS
This is what happens if you try to file a trademark without some advice. The big long phrase was filed for a trademark registration for a word mark (!) and quickly abandoned. Yikes. The tie to St. Paddy’s Day: if you read through the whole proposed registration, it mentions the word four leaf clover.
Have a great day and trademarks go braugh!