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  • jmealie jmealie Aug 21, 2013 10:46 PM Flag

    Blockbuster trademark

    I want to bring up the trademark of Blockbuster. The blue torn ticket with the yellow letters we all know so well.
    The ownership of this particular trademark is below.

    Does anyone know any more about trademark law or why this particular trademark is sitting in non-final action.
    Also does the deadline of 9/27/13 mean anything?
    Also the Blockbuster Express trademark is still own by BB2009 Trust. What ever happened to the money from the sale of these kiosks to Redbox?

    On Wednesday, February 06, 2013, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for BLOCKBUSTER by BLOCKBUSTER L.L.C., Englewood, CO 80112. The USPTO has given the BLOCKBUSTER trademark serial number of 85842359. The current federal status of this trademark filing is NON-FINAL ACTION - MAILED. The correspondent listed for BLOCKBUSTER is IAN L. SAFFER of KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP, 1400 WEWATTA ST STE 600, DENVER, CO 80202-5549

    Status 3/27/2013
    Estimated Response Deadline: 9/27/13
    Word Mark: BLOCKBUSTER
    Estimated Response Deadline: 9/27/13

    Sentiment: Hold

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    • bump

    • If you check the USTPO site, BB LLC is the "last listed owner" for most of the Blockbuster related trademarks. Strangely, BBI still owns the "Blockbuster Total Access" trademark. This tells me that the final Blockbuster will not be all digital; stores and by mail service will play some role. If so, we will see a merger between LLC and Inc.

      Sentiment: Hold

    • Yes, whatever happened to the money from the sale of those NCR kiosk? U must be holding your piccolo too tight, loosen that grip a little and let the blood flow back to your brain.

      • 1 Reply to therealsrnoothguy
      • From the Blockbuster Australia site-

        Blockbuster Kiosks
        Our first Blockbuster kiosks launched in June 2012, now we’re rolling out new Blockbuster kiosks every month! Kiosks are located in super convenient locations like supermarkets, shopping centres and convenience stores and are accessible for as long as the site they’re at is open.

        Stocking the best new movies on Blu-ray and DVD (and the occasional hot new TV Series), renting from a Blockbuster kiosk is as simple as

        Select your movie
        Swipe your credit card
        Enjoy your movie!
        To find your closest kiosk, go to our Store & Kiosk locator and type in your post code or suburb – if you don’t find one nearby, keep checking back as we’re adding new sites all the time!

        No mention of Redbox or NCR

        Sentiment: Hold

    • "3. Office Action

      "An Office action issues to notify the applicant regarding problems with the application. This will include the reason why registration is being refused or what requirements must be satisfied. In most cases, the applicant must respond to an Office action within 6 months from the date the Office action is issued or the application will be abandoned.

      There are two types of Office actions: non-final and final. A non-final Office action raises an issue for the first time. A final Office action issues when the applicant's response to the prior Office action fails to address or overcome all issues. An applicant’s only response to a final Office action is either compliance with the requirements or appeal to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board."

      I got this directly from the USPTO site. Looks like maybe some kind of legal action regarding over the trademark? Not sure but with the date being 2013 it certainly looks like something currently going on.

      • 2 Replies to inothings
      • "What does "Non-Final Action - Mailed" mean?

        A Non-Final Office Action is a Letter prepared by an Examining Attorney of the United States Trademark Office after reviewing the application for the first time. A time limit to respond to the Office Action is usually within 6 months from the mailing date noted on the Office Action unless otherwise mentioned.

        In other words, The United States Patent and Trademark Office cannot at this time register the trademark application. [Please note, this is not a an outright rejection] They are requesting further information, evidence and/or proof in order to move forward with the trademark registration process.

        Popular Misconception:
        1. "This isn't a big deal..." Yes it is! Look below!!

        Is this Status update important, do I have to follow up with anything?

        Yes, this status update is VERY important. If you do not respond to the USPTO within the 6 month deadline period, your trademark application will become abandoned!"

        Found this also. Looks like some legal wranglng going on involving registering the trademark

      • Thank you. I brought this up a few months ago but it must have gotten lost and September was so far away then. Now it seems like more pieces are falling into place.

        Sentiment: Hold

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