Walt Disney Company Halts Plans To Trademark ‘SEAL Team 6’
Bummer, folks. Looks like your kids won’t be bringing their “Guy Who Killed Osama bin Laden” lunch boxes to school this fall after all. Just in time for Memorial Day, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Walt Disney Company has withdrawn their application to trademark the phrase “SEAL Team 6” for use on “clothing, footwear, headwear, toys, games and ‘entertainment and education services,’” and more. And I was really looking forward to those education services.
So why has Disney backed down? I mean, besides having the entire country mock them for embarking on a ridiculously cynical and offensive cash grab? Well, a spokesman says that they did it “out of deference to the Navy.” Yeah, I wouldn’t want to piss off guys who can helicopter in, shoot you in the face, and vanish all in a period of 10 minutes either.
The Navy had responded to Disney’s claim by sending in their own trademark applications for the terms “SEAL Team” and “Navy SEALs” a few days after Disney sent in theirs. We can only assume the Navy applications were merely blank pages with the words “Come on. Seriously?” printed on them.
So, gang, let us know; which Disney licensed SEAL Team 6 product are you going to miss the most?
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