Friday, April 26, 2019

Is Travis Scott Opening a Retail Clothing Store Called S.P.A.C.E VILLAGE? A Recent Trademark Application Suggests He Might Be

Is the rapper Travis Scott opening up a retail clothing store called S.P.A.C.E VILLAGE? He might be, according to a recent federal trademark application.
On April 22, an entity called LaFlame Retail, Inc. filed an application to register S.P.A.C.E VILLAGE as a trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The application was filed in two classes for the following goods and services:
  • Clothing, namely, t-shirts, shirts, long-sleeved shirts, polo shirts, hooded shirts, sweatshirts, hooded sweatshirts, jerseys, shorts, sweat pants, jackets, scarves, pajamas, robes, boxer shorts, boxer briefs, underwear, head bands, wrist bands as clothing, swimsuits, skirts, dresses, bras, cardigans, blouses, tank tops, pants, coats, sweaters, leg warmers, socks, belts; footwear, namely, shoes, athletic shoes, slippers, boots, sandals; headwear, namely, hats, visors, beanies and caps (Class 25); and
  • Retail store services featuring clothing and general merchandise; On-line retail store services featuring clothing, general merchandise and downloadable pre-recorded music and video (Class 35).
In short, is appears LaFlame Retail, Inc. intends to use this trademark as the name of an extensive clothing line and a retail clothing store.

Is LaFlame Retail, Inc. associated with Travis Scott? For starters, "La Flame" is the rapper's well-known pseudonym. Further, last month a similarly-named entity called Laflame Enterprises, Inc. used the same attorney to file a trademark application for TRAVIS SCOTT, which I blogged about here. It's therefore safe to assume this application is also related to Travis Scott.

So, does this application mean Travis Scott is actually opening a retail clothing store and/or releasing a S.P.A.C.E VILLAGE clothing line? Maybe. This application was filed on an intent-to-use basis, suggesting the S.P.A.C.E VILLAGE trademark is not currently being used with the goods/services listed above, but LaFlame Retail, Inc. has a bona fide intention to use it in the near future. TMEP 806.01(b); 15 USC 1051(b). If the applicant wants this trademark to actually register, it will need to start using the trademark in interstate commerce and submit sufficient proof of same to the USPTO. See TMEP 1103. If it does not, the application will eventually be abandoned.

According to my quick search, this is the first and only federal trademark application owned by LaFlame Retail, Inc.

No comments:

Post a Comment