• 24 Oct 2011 at 3:08 PM

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Citing the potential of “Occupy Wall Street” to become a “global brand,” a Long Island couple has filed to trademark the name of the amorphous organization responsible for the protests and encampments in lower Manhattan and other U.S. cities…In a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) application, Robert and Diane Maresca are seeking to trademark the phrase “Occupy Wall St.” so that they can place it on a wide variety of goods, including bumper stickers, shirts, beach bags, footwear, umbrellas, and hobo bags. [TSG]

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  1. Posted by PMCO_(sucks)^(∞+1) | October 24, 2011 at 3:14 PM

    Capitalism at its finest.

  2. Posted by pazzo83 | October 24, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    Making money off of people who are protesting people making money is the NKI.

  3. Posted by anon | October 24, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    If winter weather doesn't put an end to the protests, suing those hippies for patent infringement will!

  4. Posted by Just Curious | October 24, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    Is it illegal to use napalm in a private park?

  5. Posted by sme | October 24, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    hobo bags, ha!

  6. Posted by Guest | October 24, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    The revolution will not go better with Coke.
    The revolution will not fight the germs that may cause bad breath.
    The revolution will put you in the driver's seat.

    The revolution will not be televised, will not be televised,
    will not be televised, will not be televised.
    The revolution will be no re-run brothers;
    The revolution will be live.

  7. Posted by Guest | October 24, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Chump change compared to the $500k floating around in OWS accounts. There are a number of places that that money could end up, but going to benefit the folks down at Zuccotti Park is probably not on the list.

  8. Posted by Alt_EST | October 24, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Pretty sure that's always been "Killing It."

  9. Posted by I'm a Dude | October 24, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    drugs will kill ya, son

  10. Posted by pazzo83 | October 24, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    So is OWS going to start protesting itself now?

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    I hear they are offering discounts up to 1% off.

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  13. Posted by HFguy | October 24, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Well, when Americans found a way to globally mass market Che, this is nothing.

  14. Posted by HFguy | October 24, 2011 at 4:12 PM

    What's wrong with Agent Orange
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  15. Posted by OverheardinZuccotti | October 24, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    "Now a new company is going to undermine us with more corporationey practices? We're trying to start a revolution and now they profit off us protesting them! Do the WikiLeaks people have anything on these people? Can we get Anonymous to disrupt their supply chain!?

  16. Posted by Espionage | October 24, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    Bess – When can we expect an infiltration of Zuccotti Park from you ala SAC holiday party?

    Sincerely,
    Everyone

  17. Posted by B2b MD | October 24, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    Its like when the Dead released Touch of Gray; they were tired of everyone else making money off of them not making money…

  18. Posted by ahahah | October 24, 2011 at 5:28 PM

    Or when a bunch of old Jewish guys started FUBU (true actually).

  19. Posted by Sour Milk | October 24, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    Who is John Galt?

  20. Posted by Guest | October 25, 2011 at 2:34 AM

    Cluster bombs are more humane. Two CBU-75s dropped in one pass over Zuccotti park should clean the park of slime.

    A more subtle way is to spring for a whole bunch of free veggie pizzas and spray dissolved sales of cadmium and chromium(VI) on the pizza. In 4-6 weeks they'll start succumbing to kidney and liver failure and have to leave the park, then those who survive will develop cancer and be gone by the end of next year.

    Tasteless, cheap, and invisible when spritzed on free veggie pizza or in any of their serving line dishes.

    Buy from Sigma-Aldrich under an arms-length incorporated biopharma name and rent a mail drop or PO Box. Cheap and unregulated. Very effective. Untraceable.

  21. Posted by Guest | October 25, 2011 at 2:35 AM

    dissolved SALTS of cadmium and chromium (VI)……

  22. Posted by guesticles | October 25, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    How would you like to purchase a T-shirts with those words printed on it?

    - Occupy Wall Street Wear (TM)

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