Disney Withdraws “Seal Team 6” Trademark Application

25 May

Did you happen to miss the story about Disney and the US Navy fighting over the rights to the phrase, “SEAL Team 6?” Well, it’s now a bit of a moot point, as Disney’s dropped its application. According to the Wall Street Journal:

Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday that it will withdraw its applications to trademark the term “SEAL Team 6” for use on toys, games, and other consumer products.

A lawyer for the Los Angeles-area entertainment giant filed the applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on May 3, two days after the Navy’s elite SEAL Team 6 unit killed Osama bin Laden.

All of which means this Tom the Dancing Bug cartoon is obsolete. But still amusing. And no, you really don’t want to read it if you’re troubled by criticism of The Mouse.

2 Responses to “Disney Withdraws “Seal Team 6” Trademark Application”

  1. Geoff Carter May 25, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    It was a supremely boneheaded move; I’m glad Disney wised up. My first comment after bin Laden’s capture and execution was “And Jerry Bruckheimer mobilizes!” I hated to be proved right.

  2. Jennifer May 26, 2011 at 4:58 pm #

    My spouse chimes in on this today and offers more detail, on BNET.

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