Let the assploding hypocrisy begin.
(Politico) — Occupy Wall Street is looking to make its mark — on everything from tote bags to t-shirts.
The Occupy Wall Street movement applied for the trademark to its name on Oct. 24, filing for the use of the mark on its website, in periodicals and newsletters, and on clothing and bags.
But the movement isn’t the only entity hoping to lay claim to the name — Fer-Eng Investments, LLC, of Arizona also applied to trademark Occupy Wall Street on Oct. 24. Fer-Eng Investments wrote in its filing it is intending to use the name on bags, footwear, hats and various other clothing items.
According to attorney Samuel Cohen of the Law Offices of Wylie M. Stecklow, a firm that is part of the Occupy Wall Street legal working group, the movement’s trademark application process will likely take months.
“Trademark filings take a while,” Cohen told POLITICO. “It generally, from when we submit something, and we submitted last week, it takes three to five months for the United States Patent and Trademark Office to get back to us.”