Thursday, December 27, 2018

A CADDYSHACK Alcohol? Maybe, According to a Recent Trademark Application

Fans of the 1980 movie Caddyshack may get Caddyshack-themed alcohol in the near future, if a recent trademark application is any indication. On December 21, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to register CADDYSHACK as a trademark for "alcoholic beverages except beer" in Class 33.
Warner Bros. filed the trademark application on an intent-to-use basis, suggesting it is not currently using CADDYSHACK as a trademark for alcoholic beverages except beer yet, but has a bona fide intention to do so in the near future. TMEP 806.01(b); 15 USC 1051(b). Warner Bros. will need to start using CADDYSHACK as a trademark for those beverages before this mark can register. TMEP 902. In other words, this application does not guarantee that Warner Bros. will release a Caddyshack alcohol, but it does (or is supposed to) mean something concrete is in the works.

According to my quick search, Warner Bros. owns five other trademark registrations for CADDYSHACK covering a variety of merchandise, but this is the first one for alcohol. Those looking for Caddyshack alcohol should keep their eyes peeled (although fans wanting a Caddyshack beer might be out of luck).

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