Stan Lee’s company POW Entertainment has been trademarking all sorts of things over the years. But the latest is his catchphrase ‘Nuff Said’.
That’s the one. Used during his time at Marvel Comics and imitated since, the abbreviation of ‘enough said’ has become as associated with him as Excelsior, Face Front True Believer and ‘with great power must come great responsibility’… and yes everyone’s had a go at trademarking them as well.
Most trademarks are, however, registered for very specific fields of use. ‘Nuff said’? Not so much… here’s a list of everything Pow Entertainment has applied for:
Paper and cardboard products, namely, address labels, adhesive labels, adhesive note paper, adhesive notepads, agendas, appointment books, art pictures, art prints, bathroom tissue, blank cards, blank note cards, blank notebooks, blank or partially printed paper labels, book covers, bookmarkers, book-cover paper, cardboard hang tags, children’s wall stickers and murals, Christmas cards, children’s arts and crafts paper kits, coasters made of paper, coasters of cardboard, craft paper, daily planners, decorative paper centerpieces, engagement books, envelopes, facial tissue, flags and pennants of paper, graphic prints and representations, hand towels of paper, holiday cards, illustrated notepads, letter paper, memo blocks, note cards, notepads, occasion cards, paper bags and sacks, paper banners, paper gift cards, paper gift tags, paper hang tags, paper note tablets, paper party bags, paper party decorations, paper cake decorations, paper cake toppers, paper serviettes, paper table liners, paper gift tags, paper tissues, paper towels, party favor gift boxes sold empty, party ornaments of paper, picture books, Picture postcards and printed paper signs; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; artists’ materials, namely, paint brushes, art pads, art paper, artists’ pencils, artists’ pens, arts and craft clay kits, arts and craft paint kits, chalk, chalk sticks, color pencils, colored pens, craft glue for stationery and household purposes; drawing pads, drawing paper, drawing rulers, drawing tablets, easel pads, felt marking pens, felt pens, felt tip markers, felt writing pens, felt-tip pens, highlighter pens and markers, ink pens, modeling clay, nail stencils, iron-on transfers, sketch books and sketch pads; books, namely, a series of fiction books, newsletters, comic books, and books in the field of in the field of animation, cartoons, drama, action, adventure, science-fiction, romance and suspense; children’s activity books; puzzle books, brain game books, word game books, children’s storybooks; children’s books; address books; trading cards; Bumper stickers; coloring books; comic books; poster books; graphic novels; notebooks; diaries; blank writing journals; magazines in the field of animation, cartoons, comics and children’s entertainment; motion picture scripts; posters; calendars; scrapbook albums; sticker albums; sketchbook albums; photograph albums; crayons; arts and crafts paint kits; markers; pens; erasers; pencils; pencil cases; decorative pencil top ornaments; activity kits consisting of stickers and toy stamps; decals and transfers; stickers; pencil sharpeners; school supply kits containing various combinations of selected school supplies, namely, writing instruments, pens, pencils, mechanical pencils, erasers, markers, crayons, highlighter pens, folders, notebooks, paper, paper clips, pencil sharpeners, writing grips, glue for stationery purpose; folders; binders as stationery; paper clips; paper staplers; staple removers; slate boards for writing; stencils; rubber stamps other than hand tools or parts of machines and stamp pads; paper pennants; paper party decorations; paper cake decorations; paper party supplies, namely, paper napkins, paper placemats, paper gift wrap and paper gift wrapping ribbons, paper table cloths and paper party bags; gift bags; printed invitations; postcards; trading cards; greeting cards; writing paper; envelopes as stationery; memo pads; and lunch bags of paper
Pre-recorded media, namely, digital, audio, and video tapes and discs, CDS, DVDS, and mp3-players featuring books, music, movies or other entertainment audio-visual programming in the field of animation, cartoons, drama, action, adventure, science-fiction, romance and suspense; downloadable motion pictures and audio-visual entertainment programs in the field of animation, cartoons, drama, action, adventure, science-fiction, romance and suspense; downloadable ring tones, computer screen saver software, music files, images and videos featuring animation, cartoons, drama, action, adventure, science-fiction, romance, suspense, movie clips, television show clips and music video clips via a global computer network and wireless communication devices; downloadable computer game, video game and electronic game programs and software via a global computer network and wireless communication devices; downloadable interactive computer game, video game and electronic game programs and software via a global computer network and wireless communication devices; downloadable computer game software for use on mobile phones, cellular phones and tablets; video game software provided on CD or DVD, cartridges, and memory cards; interactive computer game video game and electronic game programs and software provided on CD or DVD, cartridges, and memory cards; video game cartridges, and video game memory cards; computer screen saver software; downloadable electronic publications, namely, a series of fiction books, comic books and animated story books; mouse pads; protective carrying cases adapted for portable music players; protective covers and cases for mobile phones, tablets, and pdas; speakers, audio headphones and earbuds; computer storage devices, namely, blank flash drives; calculating machines; decorative magnets; kitchen magnets; sunglasses; 3d glasses; swim masks; mobile phone accessories namely, batteries, chargers, cables, phone cases, covers and gel-skins, phone charms, cell phone mounts for cars, phone clips and screen protectors; virtual reality game software; virtual reality headsets; virtual reality glasses
Entertainment services, namely, production and distribution of videos, videotapes, television programs, motion picture films, video games and non-downloadable videos, all featuring live action and/or animated characters, animation, cartoons, drama, action, adventure, science-fiction, romance and suspense; providing an online comic book in strip form; provision of entertainment information about motion pictures, television programs, non-downloadable videos and wireless videos by means of a global computer network; publishing of books, comic books, graphic novels and motion picture and television scripts
Quite a lot. The only live trademark for ‘Nuff Said’ still on the system is for a cocktail claimed by a Brandon Bolick. There shouldn’t be a conflict….