1. The name "M4" or "M4 Carbine" is NOT trademarked by Colt. They put it on their rifles, but it's a MILITARY DESIGNATION, not a trademarked brand.
Word Mark M4
Goods and Services IC 013. US 002 009. G & S: FIREARMS, NAMELY RIFLES AND SPARE PARTS AND REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR RIFLES. FIRST USE: 19921105. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19930528
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 76335060
Filing Date November 7, 2001
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition April 15, 2003
Registration Number 2734001
Registration Date July 8, 2003
Owner (REGISTRANT) NEW COLT HOLDING CORP. CORPORATION DELAWARE P.O. Box 1868 Hartford CONNECTICUT 061441868
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record Carlton S. Chen
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE
posted on 04/22/2004 1:30:11 PM PDT
by Atlas Sneezed
(Your Friendly Freeper Patent Attorney)
I stand corrected.
The last time I had this discussion was sometime in 2002, and the trademark was not awarded. I'm curious about how they got that one, as it it's a military designation and in common usage.
Please let me know the URL of the site you found this at, as I really need to update my research. Thanks.
posted on 04/22/2004 1:48:02 PM PDT
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