New Topps Trademark Filings Hint at a Shadowrun Movie and Digital Currency

New Topps Trademark Filings Hint at a Shadowrun Movie and Digital Currency

A recent search of the United States Patent and Trademark Office webpage shows that The Topps Company, Inc., has recently filed two trademark applications, offering a glimpse of potential, future Topps products.

The first is for the trademark “Topps Digital Currency," which focuses on gift cards and gift certificates. This trademark will likely be used in conjunction with Topps' purchase of GMG Entertainment, the gift card provider for Facebook.

The details of this registration are provided below:

Word Mark TOPPS DIGITAL CURRENCY
Goods and Services IC 016. US 002 005 022 023 029 037 038 050. G & S: Gift cards 

IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: Promotional services, namely, promoting the goods of others by means of providing online gift cards and gift certificates

IC 036. US 100 101 102. G & S: Financial services, namely, providing a virtual currency for use by members of an on-line community via a global computer network; Stored value card services

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment services, namely, providing on-line, non-downloadable virtual currency for use in virtual environments created for entertainment purposes

Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 85380094
Filing Date July 25, 2011
Current Filing Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) The Topps Company, Inc. CORPORATION DELAWARE One Whitehall Street New York NEW YORK 10004
Attorney of Record Andrew Baum
Type of Mark TRADEMARK. SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

 

Slightly more exciting is Topps' filing of a trademark for a Shadowrun movie. Shadowrun is a popular role-playing game that mixes elements of cybernetics, magic and fantasy. The original RPG spawned a card game, video games and a series of novels. Now it looks like it's being considered to become a movie. The trademark filing (below) doesn't hint at plot, characters or stars but is a sign that a film may be in the works.

Word Mark SHADOWRUN
Goods and Services IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Motion picture films featuring entertainment, namely, comedy, drama, animation, romance, science fiction, and/or action/adventure; pre-recorded audio and video tapes, video discs and DVDs featuring entertainment, namely, comedy, drama, animation, romance, science fiction, and/or action/adventure; musical sound recordings; and prerecorded audio tapes and prerecorded compact discs featuring music; downloadable audio and video recordings, digital media, MP3 files, MP3 recordings, podcasts, on-line discussion boards, webcasts, and audio books in the field of music, comedy, drama, animation, romance, science fiction, and/or action/adventure
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 85318605
Filing Date May 11, 2011
Current Filing Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition August 23, 2011
Owner (APPLICANT) The Topps Company, Inc. CORPORATION DELAWARE One Whitehall Street New York NEW YORK 10004
Attorney of Record Catherine E. Maxson
Prior Registrations 1605488
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

 

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