Skip to comments.Disney Looking to Trademark Navy Seal Team 6
Posted on 05/16/2011 9:25:36 AM PDT by La Lydia
As the interest in counter-terrorism soars, the Walt Disney Company is attempting to trademark the name Navy Seal Team 6, the unit responsible for taking down Osama Bin Laden. Counter-terrorism is becoming a big market since the death of Osama Bin Laden and it appears the Walt Disney Company is ready to cash in. Disney is currently trying to trademark the name Navy Seal Team 6, the unit responsible for killing Bin Laden.
On May 3, just one day after the news was out about the death of Bin Laden, Disney applied to trademark the name Seal Team 6. The trademark application covers an array of items including clothing, head wear, footwear, games, toys and entertainment and education services...
On Friday, Disney was not available to comment about its application to trademark the term Seal Team 6. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Disney is the the first company to trademark SEAL Team 6. The previous owner, NovaLogic, Inc., abandoned two associated trademarks in 2006.
Nova Logic is a privately-owned company founded in 1985 and a developer and global publisher of computer games for the PC. The trademarks they had for Seal Team 6 focused on video and computer gaming. Records reveal the trademarks were originally acquired in 2002 and 2004.
ScreenJunkies reported Disney could possibly use the trademark to create a cartoon movie featuring the Navy Seals taking out Bin Laden. They also revealed movies about Bin Laden are definitely in the making...
It is unknown whether Disney will get the trademarks for Navy Seal Team 6 it applied for right after the demise of Osama Bin Laden. If Disney get the trademarks, there is sure to be plenty of press and merchandise about Seal Team 6.
I want to dump what little interest in Disney I ever had. Disney is depraved.
Disney is EXTREMELY ‘gay friendly’ to the point where it is almost a requirement to work there anymore
Leftie loonies, all of them
Disney corp. has its nose firmly embedded between the government’s and Michelle Obama’s extravagant buttcheeks with the ‘move it’ rubbish. The PSA add runs a couple of times every hour.
These people are like roaches the way they creep in everywhere if they are not put down.
So hokay, who gets to trademark “Osama Bin Ladin”?
Gee, that ought to give al Qaeda a whole new interest in “visiting” Disney World
Talk about pinning a bullseye on your backside
They have fag nights..I mean, gay nights in Disneyland during October. Then again, there’s a news item that Donald Duck a week ago felt a woman customer and is being sued, so maybe they’re not all homos.
I would sooner that Barack Obama got the trademark rights, than Disney. Even better yet it should belong to the Pentagon.
Disney can try, but upon legal challenge will fail.
They could call them “Rainbow six”. :)
Odes to DevGru:
Get ‘em, Guys. They really are all bad.
If Disney makes a movie about the death of OBL which version will they use?
I forgot one...
I would fully support this idea if every single dollar created from the use of seal team 6 went to our servicemen or thier families.Im not talking profits,profits can be manipulated into nonexistance.I mean every single solitary dime that is created anywhere from the use of that name or any similarity to that name.Then lets see how fast they want it.
What about the SEAL team 6 songs for the movie and Disneyland rides? “ho ho, ho ho, off to kill Osama we go”
“bibbity bobbity boo, got terrorist blood on our shoes”
“Under the sea, under the sea, For corpses it’s better down where it’s wetter”
“when you wish upon a star, even up in Kandahar”
Cd sold separately...
I hope this is the case, not that Disney won’t try its utmost to pettifog the issue. Why, though, was the previous registration granted for “Seal team 6” (that ended up never being used and abandoned)? Was it just ignorance on part of the USPTO? You’d think the Pentagon would have noticed and complained.
I’m just not very happy about the Mouse company any more. Not just for its role in extending the term of corporate copyrights to ridiculous lengths outlasting several generations, but one of its Nashville-based subsidiaries weaseled out of honoring a contract in the subsidiary’s name to a friend for purchasing a song. When the friend showed up, he was told “oh, that person doesn’t work here any more.” Now if my friend had a lot of dough he would sue, but what do ya do about small-time shafts like this?
Butt Pirates of California?
Whenever there’s money, opportunists, greed, lawyers and people without ethics involved it will suck and there’s not much we can do about it.
So, as they say in the service, “embrace the suck”!
Will Disney please butt out of our business?
“Seems to me like the trademark and all profits ought to belong to the Pentagon - and American taxpayers.”
For whatever it’s worth, “Seal Team Seven” novels have been in publication since 1994.
BTTT here guys...
My wife and I (avid gamers) called this one when he was shot.
1st person shooters have become so bland recently. I thought that having a game where you are Seal Team Six and actually put a bullett ( or have the choice not to) in OBL’s brain would be a backdrop for a wonderful and intense game for adults.
If done right it would make it a very relevant and interesting way to portray modern events. And for all of those saying they shouldn’t profit from it, then should every news organization in the world have to give their profits to the govt?
Aren’t they profiting off of them as well?
Let them. Then let them contribute the profits from this to any of the excellent veterans and family support charities.
For the past 28 years I have lived within 15 miles of Disneyland and have never visited the park - nor do I intend to do so.
Had a business connection to Disney Corp years ago and saw first hand how horribly they treat people.
"Friendliest place on earth my Snow White ass".....Two and a Half Men.
If Walt was alive, I believe he would be ready to go on a personal killing spree in his company.
No, they don't.
Anyone can organize a Disney "group event" and get discounted tickets, etc. So-called "gay days" are organized and run by people outside the Disney organization. As long as the participants abide by the conduct policies Disney uses for all guests, Disney has no recourse to prevent them from doing this, even if they wanted to. (And I'll agree that they don't want to, as an organization, but that's beside the point.)
In theory, there could be a Free Republic day at Disney if someone wanted to organize it and file the paperwork for group discounts.
disney can burn down for all that I care... bunch of GODless homosexual libtards.
The big thing that I see is them working on making a film about what happened. I think that’s a job more meant for paramount pictures or 20th Century Fox to do, assuming there is going to be a film made about hunting down Osama bin Laden.
this is related originally to their el-cheepo production of anthropomorphic seals looking to be military types. (not a joke)
Just don’t go on the first weekend in june.
I wonder how that baptist ministry does at downtown disney that weekend.
Since the Government is owned by every taxpayer, the name or term “Seal Team 6” should not be allowed to be trademarked.
The issue is whether disney is copyrighting this in order to protect their anthropomorphic military characters and this is just another plausable denial coincidence OR the suits really screwed up.
either way they will not be believed. BTW their Candelight Processional is a very Christ in Christmas epcot event during park hours.
as for the other thing ,
The Gay Days schedule for 2011:
Thu, June 2 - Animal Kingdom
Fri, June 3 - Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Sat, June 4 - Magic Kingdom
Sun, June 5 - Epcot
Go get a room.
Thats exactly what I feel like yelling this time every year as Gay Days descend upon Orlando. I know that during the first week in June, unsuspecting families and otherwise good and reasonable people will, at times, be confronted with images and events they would probably rather not see or experience on their family vacation. These people paid to visit Disney World, but during the first week in June, it looks a lot more like South Beach.
For the record, Im a 42 year old gay man living in Orlando. Ive been to Gay Days before, and thought it was a little bit over the top, but always bit my lip especially here on the site. This year though, it just seems completely out of control, and I wanted to get this off my chest.
Ive watched over the years as Gay Days has grown in scope and size. What once was a small group of well meaning gay men and lesbians has grown and in my opinion, deformed into what is now nothing more than a vile spectacle of self indulgence and indecency.
No matter how prudish that last sentence may sound, trust me Im no prude. I have a liberal streak that cuts through me like a hot knife through butter, but I like to think that I was raised with a certain sense of decency and a pretty good sense of right and wrong. There is a time and a place for everything, and Disney World is neither in this instance.
Over the years I have heard about, and have witnessed, what is commonly referred to as PDA (public displays of affection) during gay days, and almost always its done in full view of a family, or at least children. I dont care if youre straight or gay, there are some things kids dont need to see and trust me, two queens frenching outside Cinderella castle is really high on that list.
I cant help but think of, and feel sorry for the unsuspecting family who saved for years for a once in a lifetime trip only to arrive and find that Disney had in fact, been invaded by he-women and shaved down muscle boys. By itself that would not be a problem, but the sheer number of people who seem to go out of their way to rub their sexuality in everyones face during this event is nothing short of disgraceful. Is the Magic Kingdom REALLY the place for a 5 year old to ask his father why those two men are kissing? Is it really up to any person to decide for that parent when, or if, they will have that conversation with their child? Ive always believed the best way we, as gay men and lesbians, could further our cause was to simply live our lives openly, and with dignity. Not hide in shame, and not force our beliefs or lifestyle down anyone elses throat. I dont like it when I hear pompous windbags telling me Im going to burn in hell for being gay, and Im sure most of the free world would appreciate a visit to Disney World that did not include the vision of grown men in go-go shorts, and ads for lubricant prominently displayed throughout the host hotel. Oh, and while were on the subject of image at the host hotel (the Sheraton World on International Drive) the line of beer trucks outside the resort was a nice touch, and the liquor kiosks and condom ads every 5 feet will certainly not further the image of us as a bunch of drunken sex fiends.
The argument is often put forth that since Christian groups congregate at Disney World, why not us? Fair enough, except that the Night of Joy (the Christian concert that takes place at the Magic Kingdom each year) is a hard ticket event meaning that its not open to the public, and requires separate admission. The Magic Kingdom is closed down to the public at a certain time, and only those people that CHOOSE to be there are allowed in. Families that come to the Magic Kingdom on Gay Days are not afforded the luxury of choice. Since Disney does not sanction the event, its not mentioned anywhere, or to anyone booking a reservation during that week.
Then there is the issue of drugs. It is widely known throughout the gay community in Orlando that if you want good drugs and great sex, the first week of June is a great time to visit. So much so, that the Orange County Sheriffs office found it necessary to station deputies and drug sniffing dogs in the lobby of the host hotel. And before the oppression chorus starts warming up, just get real we all know that it goes on in droves during gay week and its not oppression if its justified. I dont mean to imply that every person attending gay days is a drug crazed lunatic the vast majority are not but no one in the gay community can deny how pervasive this problem is, and the problem travels with us.
It depends. In some states, if it’s considered consumer fraud, the attorney general goes to work.
I agree the US Navy Pentagone and US tax payers alredy own that name and IMHO we should tell Disney this does not and never will belong to them.
>No, they don’t. <
does seal team 6 have a military issued patch?
if so it is public domain.
same as uncle same wants you.
even further if there is such a military patch there are rules regarding its display.
Knotts Berry Farm?
New Zeland Air?
what are those idiots thinking in sponosring that sex fest?
Coming soon from Disney:
Lady and the Sniper - a love story operating behind enemy lines.
101 Commandos - those adorable goofballs operating behind enemy lines.
Jerry Poppins — popping in, eradicating the compound, popping out all in one night.
The Little Frogman.
The SEAL King - the only Disney movie where a SEAL dies (but you don’t see it).
SEAL Story - the entire zany team will delight you with their stealthy ability to deal death and destruction unnoticed.
Snow White and the Seven SEALS - Sniper, Slasher, Slayer, Shadow, Strangle, Smasher and Doc, - Doc Ripper.
SEAL-E - a lone Navy Seal eradicates the Lybian military singlehandedly, finding love and advanture.
Sniperella - can he rub out the Shah and all of the Mullahs before midnight when his .338 turns back into a broomstick?
SEAL Team Bambi - the world’s cutest and deadliest Navy SEAL.
The Inderdiction Book.
SEAL Family Robinson - the entire family are Navy SEALS. Somalian Pirates beware.
Old Greenface - A Navy SEAL hands off his expertise and tools of the trade to a new SEAL pup.
There were a bunch of “kill bin Laden” video gamelets out there shortly after 9/11 during the run up to the attack on Iraq. Mostly Adobe Flash affairs that would run on most web browsers. Maybe there will be a resurgence of this, though I haven’t been noticing it.
UPDATE: Disney Withdraws Application To Trademark SEAL Team 6’
Apparently they were shamed into it. The Navy counter-filed a claim to the SEAL label. “Disney became ... the subject of TV news stories that sought to portray the entertainment company as crass for trying to cash in on the elite unit.” Crass isn’t the half of it. But I do love a happy ending.
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