SON OF COCKY: a writer is trying to trademark "DRAGON SLAYER" for fantasy novels

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/06/14/mse-media-llc.html

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Now we get to see if anyone at the USPTO exhibits any signs of higher brain functions.

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#4

Seems like the hundreds of Welsh, English, German and Scandinavian stories of famous dragon slayers would be prior art. Or will I we need to put some warnings in the The Prose Edda?

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Why stop at “Dragon Slayer”? Why not trademark both “dragon” and “slayer,” too? Why not trademark dragons and the concept of slaying?

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Christ, what a late stage capitalism!

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#7

Sorry, you’ll need to get past my pending trademark of the words ‘A’ and ‘I’, plus the interjection ‘O’ first.

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#8

Indeed, why stop there?

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#9

Games Workshop would like a word…

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#10

This kind of shit is exactly why I left the USPTO in disgust after only one year as a patent examiner.

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#11

There is only one

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#12

Came here for this, because it’s a co-production with Disney. I have a hard time believing this trademark will gain any traction because of Disney. (Unless Disney then buys the trademark, because Disney.)

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#13

Classic late stage capitalist move. Will happen.
(They will oppose it and if they lose they will buy it.)

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#14

Totally love this movie, it’s pretty damn awesome.

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#15

Didn’t GW recently try to claim a trademark on “Space Marine”?

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#16

Still my favorite movie dragon. Watched it about a year ago and the special effects are fresh air to the stale CGI we have now.

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I would love to see someone make a movie similar to this, or Krull. Damn i love Krull, it’s borderline cheesy and bad but you don’t really see movies doing both full blown fantasy AND sci-fi.

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#18

Holy hell this is amazing (cockybot, not tm trolls) and this is my fave so far…

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I suspect they tried. Personally, the fact that GW has absolute conniptions if anyone tries to use the words “WarHammer™” and “40,000™” with a single space between them and goes all turbo lawyer on them, has me a bit reluctant to purchase any of the stuff they sell.

(that, and from what I hear, building a proper army costs quite a bit of money and many, many hours with a super fine paintbrush, which is a skill I do not possess.)

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(and yes, the “™” symbols after the two words were sarcasm, and parody. I’m still guaranteed the right of parody under the first amendment, which GW’s lawyers obviously need to re-read…)

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