Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Disney said Wednesday that it plans to withdraw its trademark application for the term, “SEAL Team 6,” which was filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office two days after the killing of Osama bin Laden by the Navy’s SEAL Team 6.
For its part, the Department of the Navy also filed an application to trademark “SEAL TEAM” and “Navy SEALs” on May 13, as a “collective membership mark,” since the terms are used “to indicate membership in an organization of the Department of the Navy that develops and executes military missions involving special strategy, doctrine, and tactics,” according to the filing.
A spokesman from Disney told the Wall Street Journal that it planned to withdraw the application “out of deference to the Navy.”
Since Frost Cutlery has already been using "Seal Team 6" to sell its Chinese potmetal, I've sent several emails to various oldtimers in the Navy to see if I can stir up some payback against these grifters. Probably won't come to much until the trademark is signed, sealed, and delivered but they can't say they weren't warned.