|The innocence of youth:|
Knut in happier times
"Knut was born in Berlin Zoo in December 2006. Rejected by his mother, he was put in an incubator and brought up by humans. His abandonment, cute looks and close relationship with the charismatic zookeeper Thomas Doerflein, turned him into a huge star. He became an environmental symbol, acting as a mascot for the German government's campaign against climate change and being superimposed into a photograph with Leonardo DiCaprio for Vanity Fair's Green Issue in May 2007".The cause of death has not yet been ascertained. Despite his immense popularity, Knut never married.
IPKat posts on Knut here and here
MARQUES Class 46 posts on Knut here, here, here and here
Some Knut trade mark registrations here
Wikipedia entry on Knut here
"Knut, Flocke, and Co: the bear facts revealed" by Dr Birgit Clark, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (2008) 3 (12): 764-774 (available in full here)