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The Fifth Horseman

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Re: New efforts!
« Reply #29120 on: June 01, 2019, 10:49:56 PM »
Well with trademarks it is use them or lose them over time and NCsoft is not using CoH.
So eventually the trademark will lapse.  I do not know the time frame though.
http://tess2.uspto.gov/
You'll find all but one of the CoH trademarks have already lapsed, and the last one hasn't only because it's apparently on a ten-year renewal cycle.
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Re: New efforts!
« Reply #29121 on: June 05, 2019, 06:20:13 PM »
Renewal   1ST RENEWAL 20130424. 

So, it looks like that one won't expire until 2023.  Maybe a little worrisome that it was renewed after the sunset had already completed.  But that may have just been automated.

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Re: New efforts!
« Reply #29122 on: June 06, 2019, 07:13:05 AM »
Renewal   1ST RENEWAL 20130424. 

So, it looks like that one won't expire until 2023.  Maybe a little worrisome that it was renewed after the sunset had already completed.  But that may have just been automated.

Could have been, or it was part of that MxM failure.  As long as they file written intent to use or actually use them, they own them. 

I really hope that someone does swoop in and snap up the trademarks though.

Lapsed trademarks are first come first serve, that isn't illegal just business.

The Ghost Rider went out of print circa 1958 and Marvel picked it up when it lapsed. Not illegal.

The original pre-Marvel Daredevil had its run and stopped and Stan Lee called up the owner and bought up the trademark.

The creator of the original concept of the original GI JOE figure sold the rights at the time for basically a song......nobody knew what a franchise GI JOE would become.   Legal, yes. Lousy luck also

Same with Siegle and Schuster the creators of Superman.  Nobody knew what a frankenstein they had created at the time. 
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