Topps' Trademark Filings Hint at Battletech and Mechwarrior Movies

Topps’ Trademark Filings Hint at Battletech and Mechwarrior Movies

Last week, I wrote that recent Topps Company Inc. trademark filings at the United States Patent Office showed that a potential Shadowrun movie may be in the works. It looks like that's just the beginning. Earlier this year, Topps filed two more trademark applications for motion pictures for Battletech and Mechwarrior.

Like its Shadowrun filings, the Battletech and Mechwarrior filings (below) don't hint at plot, characters or stars but are just signs that films may be in the works.

Word Mark BATTLETECH
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 85289609
Filing Date April 7, 2011
Current Filing Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition August 16, 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 1403297;1563309;1730183
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

 

Word Mark MECHWARRIOR
Goods and Services IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment services, namely, production and distribution of motion pictures and television programs; production of audio visual programs and interactive audio visual programs in the fields of cartoons and fiction; providing audio visual programs , motion pictures, television shows, and interactive audio visual programs in the fields of cartoons and fiction via wireless devices and the Internet, television, cable, and satellite; animation production services; electronic publishing services, namely, publication of text, books, magazines, digital content, graphics, and audio works of others on the Internet and on CD, DVD, and in digital media featuring fiction and cartoons; written text editing; entertainment in the nature of role playing game tournaments and fictional combat game tournaments, excluding online role playing game tournaments and online fictional combat game tournaments; a live-action, comedy, drama and/or animated motion picture theatrical films featuring fictional heroic and villainous characters; providing information, reviews and personalized recommendations in the field of entertainment; providing information, reviews and personalized recommendations in the field of entertainment by means of communications networks
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 85318601
Filing Date May 11, 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 Catherine E. Maxson
Prior Registrations 1404241
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

 

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