Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Kanye West Files Four Trademark Applications for YEEZY SOUND...Is It a New Record Label, Streaming Music Service, or Something Else?

Whatever Kanye West's plans are for YEEZY SOUND, they appear to be big (at least according to four recent trademark applications filed for the name). On November 2nd, Mascotte Holdings, Inc. (a holding company for Kayne's trademarks), filed four applications to register YEEZY SOUND [standard characters] as a federal trademark.
Kayne's holding company filed each application in a different class of goods or services (hence the four applications) and the goods and services covered by these application are extremely broad. Some of the standouts include:

All these applications were filed on an intent-to-use basis, suggesting Kayne is not using these trademarks in commerce yet, but has a bona fide intention to do so in the near future. TMEP 806.01(b); 15 USC 1051(b). Before these applications can mature into registrations, Kayne must start using the mark with the listed goods and services and submit sufficient proof of same to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. See TMEP 1103.

According to my quick search, these are the first applications for YEEZY SOUND filed by Mascotte Holdings, Inc. and are four of the eight applications filed by the holding company with the USPTO this year. Earlier this year, Mascotte Holdings filed applications for YEEZY (various clothing items), WAVE RUNNER (flip flops, sandals, shoes), and two applications for CALABASAS CLOTHING (various clothing items and bags).

So are the YEEZY SOUND applications related to a new streaming music services, record label, retail stores, or something else? Pay attention to these applications to find out.