Long Island Couple Seeks Trademark For “Occupy Wall St.”

Occupy Wall StreetJust another reason to hate Long Island … reports the Smoking Gun:

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, the Smoking Gun has learned.

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.

The October 18 filing, made in Diane Maresca’s name, cost the couple $975, which Robert Maresca, 44, termed “something of a gamble” in a TSG interview …

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  • dumbsaint

    You almost have to admire the level of obnoxiousness on display.

  • Anonymous

    You almost have to admire the level of obnoxiousness on display.

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    The Operation of the machine has become so odious, I can no longer take part.

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    The Operation of the machine has become so odious, I can no longer take part.

  • jasonpaulhayes

    The Operation of the machine has become so odious, I can no longer take part.

  • Mr Willow

    Wow. Just Wow. 

    I think I have to vomit, now.

  • Mr Willow

    Wow. Just Wow. 

    I think I have to vomit, now.

  • Nunzio X

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    “So there I was, minding my own
    business—and, basically, that’s ALL that ever gets minded in this
    business-minded mind of mine: business—-and it occurred to me that
    there was MONEY to be made off of this anti-‘anything goes as long as
    it generates a profit’ movement I’ve been hearing so much about, and
    yet remain so utterly oblivious to and disinterested in. And that’s
    when I decided to get with the program and take the crucial first
    step toward GETTING MINE—applying for a trademark. I’m very proud of me for thinking of this.”

     

  • Nunzio X

    p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }

    “So there I was, minding my own
    business—and, basically, that’s ALL that ever gets minded in this
    business-minded mind of mine: business—-and it occurred to me that
    there was MONEY to be made off of this anti-‘anything goes as long as
    it generates a profit’ movement I’ve been hearing so much about, and
    yet remain so utterly oblivious to and disinterested in. And that’s
    when I decided to get with the program and take the crucial first
    step toward GETTING MINE—applying for a trademark. I’m very proud of me for thinking of this.”

     

  • Seamus Dubh

    Capitalism at it’s best.
    Gotta love it.

  • Seamus Dubh

    Capitalism at it’s best.
    Gotta love it.

  • Birdyman

    Makes me think of this. These kind of people are so annoying.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDW_Hj2K0wo 

  • Birdyman

    Makes me think of this. These kind of people are so annoying.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDW_Hj2K0wo 

  • Puckishpeaks

    Are these people TRYING to make themselves a target?

  • Puckishpeaks

    Are these people TRYING to make themselves a target?

    • Xlblackopslx

      Not trying, I think they’ve succeeded!

  • Anonymous

    That’s fucked, what the hell are those people thinking?

  • JaceD

    That’s fucked, what the hell are those people thinking?

  • Xlblackopslx

    Not trying, I think they’ve succeeded!

  • Anonymous

    I have to quit reading this kind of stuff.  It’s just triggering an urge for violence against these types of idiots.

  • I_abide

    I have to quit reading this kind of stuff.  It’s just triggering an urge for violence against these types of idiots.

    • Anarchy Pony

      That is arguably a good thing.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BY6K4DLG4FCJTDIXFHCUCTAP2U NukL

    Let them try to enforce it. They will be paying lawyers until the day they die.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BY6K4DLG4FCJTDIXFHCUCTAP2U NukL

    Let them try to enforce it. They will be paying lawyers until the day they die.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BY6K4DLG4FCJTDIXFHCUCTAP2U NukL

    Let them try to enforce it. They will be paying lawyers until the day they die.

  • Anti-Citizen1

    That is arguably a good thing.

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