October 31, 2011
Even anarchic movements like to have some legal protections: Occupy Wall Street’s organizers have applied to trademark their movement’s name.
In an application dated October 24, the unincorporated association “Occupy Wall Street” applied for the trademark to “Occupy Wall Street.” The trademark application says the group would like to use the phrase on merchandise such as clothing and bags, in periodicals and newsletters, and on a website featuring “photographic, audio, video and prose presentations” about the Occupy movement.
The Occupy group has been screen-printing t-shirts and other items in Zuccotti Park, and plans to continue doing so once it has trademark protection, according to a representative.
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