Keeping it real: Bye-bye, Banksy
Trademarks are an open book — even for Banksy.
One of the signal features of the United States trademark registration system is its openness. As I put it in an earlier post, one reason the USPTO will not be deluged (and as far as I know, has not been deluged) with applications to register disgusting or hateful trademarks is that you “have to put a name and address on a trademark registration.”
The artist BANKSY has once again refused to provide the USPTO with an actual name and signed a consent statement for a trademark application with a pseudonym – see: https://t.co/yK7oK6M9gi— Proof of Use (@ProofofUse) September 10, 2019
I wrote about how this played out last time here: https://t.co/QURAGRQgBZ