‘Social Distancing’ Trademark Battle Brewing … As World Fights COVID-19 3/30/2020 1:00 AM PT Exclusive While the coronavirus has upended the world and created a new way of living, it’s also causing a frenzy with folks looking to cash in on the pandemic … who are racing to lock down the rights to the oft-heard…
‘ Social Distancing’
Trademark Battle Developing …
As World Fights COVID-19
3/30/2020 1: 00 AM PT.
While the coronavirus has actually overthrown the world and created a brand-new way of living, it’s likewise triggering a frenzy with folks looking to cash in on the pandemic … who are racing to lock down the rights to the oft-heard term, “social distancing.”
TMZ did some digging, and since March 15– when U.S. cities started to really comprehend the hazard of COVID-19 and carry out guidelines to help stop the spread– more than 10 individuals and companies have filed hallmark applications for “social distancing.”
According to the docs … the trademark types vary from beer and CBD oil to typical product items like tee shirts, hats, signs, stickers and video games.
There’s likewise one applicant wanting to slap “social distancing” on an online photography school.
A couple noteworthy names in the hunt for a trademark include the creators of the popular video game, What Do You Meme?– which unsurprisingly desires the rights to make “Social Distancing: The Game”– and Maxx Sports and Home entertainment … which reps a bunch of well-known athletes and brand names.
So, prepare to hear a lot more about social distancing in the coming weeks, and if these shrewd business folks get their wish … long into the future.