Monday, May 30, 2011

Navy SEALS vs. Mickey

Dearest Readers,

Madame L reported earlier this month that the Walt Disney Company had applied, two days after the U.S. Navy's Seals 6 team had destroyed the evil man hiding in Abbottabad, to patent the name of this elite group.

Madame L is happy to be able to inform you that the Disney folks have decided not to attempt to patent that name, after all.

The Navy had objected to the company's plan to trademark and market toy figures and other products relating to the team; and even filed its own trademark applications.

Disney dropped its applications "out of deference to the Navy," according to a spokesperson.

The company is apparently still planning to make a movie or show about the team.

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