Somebody Wants To Trademark 'Occupy Wall St.'

Oct 25, 2011
Originally published on October 25, 2011 1:32 pm

Of course:

Key quote from The Smoking Gun, which found the application and spoke to Robert Maresca, a former union ironworker whose wife applied for the trademark:

Maresca said that he has visited the Wall Street protest site on several occasions and believes that corporations have too much influence on elected officials. While he has yet to mass produce any "Occupy Wall Street" product, Maresca said that he has inked some t-shirts with magic markers. Additionally, his wife has some experience making clothing and bags at home.

For more:

Read about our unsuccessful effort to trademark the phrase "Money Honey."

See the full Occupy Wall Street trademark application.

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