|Graphic representation of the gesture enclosed in |
Simmons' application before the USPTO
|A cat glad to see that Simmons |
did not apply for the registration
of dangling tongues
More interestingly perhaps, is the claim made by Simmons that "the mark was first used by the applicant [him] or the applicant's related company or licensee or predecessor in interest at least as early as 11/14/1974, and first used in commerce at least as early as 11/14/1974". Simmons submitted an photograph of himself as evidence of his use of the sign.
|Gene Simmons performing "a hand gesture with the|
index and small fingers extended upwards
and the thumb extended perpendicular" on stage
The application is currently with the USPTO, but it seems unlikely that the sign thus described will meet the requirement of distinctiveness, or survive dilution. Needless to say this Kat, as many other rock fans around the world, will keenly watch out for the decision of the USPTO.
Kiss singer seeks trade mark registration for hand gesture Reviewed by Mathilde Pavis on Friday, June 16, 2017 Rating: