Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Prince's Company Files Multiple Trademark Applications For Holographic Musical Performances

Paisley Park Enterprises, Inc., Prince's main business company, had a busy day at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on June 2nd. On that day, the company filed 17 federal trademark applications for PRINCE, THE BEAUTIFUL ONES, and the symbol below in a variety of classes for a broad range of goods and services.
Mark Image
While several goods and services are listed in these applications, one particular service stands out - "holographic musical performances" in Class 41. Is a Prince hologram in the works? Apparently there was some buzz about a hologram shortly after Prince passed away last year, but these applications may be a step in that direction.

Why? Because these applications were all filed on an intent to use basis, which means the company submitted a verified statement that it has a bona fide intention to use these trademarks in commerce with the listed goods and services. TMEP 806.01(b); 15 USC 1051(b). Additionally, before these applications can fully register, Paisley Park Enterprises will need to submit sufficient proof that the marks are actually being used in commerce (i.e., it is actually providing holographic musical performances). TMEP 902. While this doesn't guarantee or require Paisley Park Enterprises to start using these marks with, for example, holographic musical performances, they do suggest something is in the works.

Some other goods and services covered by these applications include:
The goods and services covered by the PRINCE [standard characters] applications and those covered by the design above are the same.

Is a holographic Prince performance, and perhaps a Prince restaurant or retail store, coming soon? Stay tuned and watch these applications to find out.

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