Marke Anmelden http://www.marke-anmelden.com/ Wed, 03 Aug 2022 04:44:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 http://www.marke-anmelden.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-10-120x120.png Marke Anmelden http://www.marke-anmelden.com/ 32 32 State House Press Service http://www.marke-anmelden.com/state-house-press-service/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 19:26:42 +0000 http://www.marke-anmelden.com/state-house-press-service/ Colin A. Young02/08/22 15:15 After posting the highest return in its history a year ago, last year’s market volatility contributed to a $3.3 billion drop in the value of the state pension fund. Massachusetts in fiscal 2022, a performance officials called strong given “the weakest market since the global financial crisis more than thirteen years […]]]>

After posting the highest return in its history a year ago, last year’s market volatility contributed to a $3.3 billion drop in the value of the state pension fund. Massachusetts in fiscal 2022, a performance officials called strong given “the weakest market since the global financial crisis more than thirteen years ago.”




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Trademark Protection in China: Beware of Trademark Squatting http://www.marke-anmelden.com/trademark-protection-in-china-beware-of-trademark-squatting/ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 22:24:43 +0000 http://www.marke-anmelden.com/trademark-protection-in-china-beware-of-trademark-squatting/ VSChina has become one of Utah’s most important trading partners. As more Utah companies do business in China, many are neglecting to protect their trademarks there, exposing them to malicious trademark squatting, a situation in which someone other than the original owner of the trademark knowingly registers a trademark with the intention of holding it […]]]>


VSChina has become one of Utah’s most important trading partners. As more Utah companies do business in China, many are neglecting to protect their trademarks there, exposing them to malicious trademark squatting, a situation in which someone other than the original owner of the trademark knowingly registers a trademark with the intention of holding it for ransom or profiting from the goodwill of the trademark owner.

China is a jurisdiction of first filing, meaning the first person to file a trademark will be granted exclusive rights to that trademark. This policy offers squatters the opportunity to rush to register foreign trademarks before the original trademark owners have a chance to do so. The squatter can then take advantage of the bad faith registration to extort payment from the true owner of the mark. If the brand owner refuses to pay, the squatter will threaten the brand owner with legal action to prevent the brand owner from doing business in China, whether it is manufacturing products in China for exporting or selling brand name products in China.

Until recently, Chinese trademark laws did not have an explicit and clear requirement for use in commerce. As a result, registrants have filed thousands of applications for the purpose of negotiating registrations, not using marks in commerce. For example, one company filed nearly 6,000 applications in one day, and there are reports of an individual racking up over 100,000 registrations. China recently revised its trademark laws to combat such bad faith trademark registrations. The amendments give the Chinese Trademark Office the ability to reject applications that are not made for the purpose of using the mark. But China remains a hotbed of brand squatting.

Some trademark owners overlook registration in China because they assume that a trademark registration in the United States will provide some protection in China. But this is not the case. A registration in the United States does not give any right to use a trademark in China. Other trademark owners forego registration in China because they believe squatters are unlikely to target their unregistered trademarks. But the squatters are always looking for new victims. And they’re not limiting their views to big companies like Starbucks, Apple and Tesla, which have each battled brand squatters in China. The cost of registering a trademark in China is minimal and squatters will go after almost any trademark if there is a chance of getting a payoff from a trademark owner.

Although new revisions to China’s trademark laws may put trademark owners in a better position to fight bad faith registrations, it remains difficult to oppose an application or invalidate a registration based on bad faith. faith. Traditionally, the Chinese Trademark Office has taken a narrow interpretation of what qualifies as bad faith. Unless you can prove that the squatter is a business partner (i.e. you have a contractual relationship with the squatter) or a serial squatter (i.e. the squatter has deposited more than trademarks that he could not use), an action for opposition or invalidation has little chance of succeeding. With the new laws, China’s trademark office may be more willing to consider other factors, but it’s unclear whether the changes will significantly reduce the heavy burden of proving bad faith. If an invalidation or opposition action fails, the trademark owner is faced with purchasing the registration at exorbitant cost, rebranding, or ceasing to do business in China.

One of the best ways to prevent trademark squatting in China is to register your trademark there as soon as possible. If you intend to do business there, even if you only manufacture your products and do not intend to sell them, you must apply to register your trademarks. If you file for registration in China within six months of applying for a trademark in the United States, you can claim your priority date in the United States as a priority date in China. If more than six months have passed since your US filing date, your China filing date will be your priority date. Either way, your goal should be to file for your trademark before the squatters can. When you register your mark, you should also consider registering the translation and transliteration of your mark.

China’s amended trademark laws specifically allow defensive trademark filings to preserve space for future business, so when filing, think broadly. Consider adopting a broader range of goods and services that target classes that surround your core business. Include not only the goods and services you currently offer, but also those you might offer in the future. Take the kitchen sink approach; more is better. But be prepared to defend your listing with evidence to justify the defensive filing.

As the trademark landscape and regulations continue to evolve in China, strategic plans for registration and enforcement must also evolve. For Utah companies that currently manufacture or sell products in China, or intend to do so in the future, the best defense is a good offense. Brand owners need to file trademark applications quickly and be consistent and diligent in monitoring their intellectual property to maximize those assets.

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Gran Couva amputee homeless after fire, wants help rebuilding home http://www.marke-anmelden.com/gran-couva-amputee-homeless-after-fire-wants-help-rebuilding-home/ Sun, 31 Jul 2022 06:01:25 +0000 http://www.marke-anmelden.com/gran-couva-amputee-homeless-after-fire-wants-help-rebuilding-home/ New Laurel V Williams Yesterday Ernest Roderique, 69, wonders about his fate after a fire destroyed his home in Boissiere Road, Grand Couva on Friday. – ANGELO MARCELLE An elderly man who lost his home in a fire on Friday afternoon and is now homeless is begging Good Samaritans to help him build a new […]]]>

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Ernest Roderique, 69, wonders about his fate after a fire destroyed his home in Boissiere Road, Grand Couva on Friday. – ANGELO MARCELLE

An elderly man who lost his home in a fire on Friday afternoon and is now homeless is begging Good Samaritans to help him build a new home.

Ernest “John” Roderique, who turns 70 in September, said he lost everything and had no money to rebuild a structure on his own.

Roderique, an amputee, lives in Boissiere Road in Gran Couva.

“Right now I live next door with my (deceased) brother’s wife and family. Everyone has their own problems. If I got help with some materials, I would do it myself. I know what I want, but I don’t have the strength to build or the money to buy anything,” Roderique told Newsday on Saturday.

He remembers that a few years ago he cut himself on one of the toes of his left foot. Years later, in 2011, doctors found cancer in the leg and amputated it to prevent it from spreading to other parts of the body.

The 13-year-old grandfather uses a wheelchair and his youngest son Randy Roderique, 40, lives with him.

The ruins of Ernest Roderique’s house in Boissiere Road, Gran Couva on Saturday. – ANGELO MARCELLE

The fire, Roderique said, started shortly after 2 p.m. Friday. He and his son had left the folds of two-bedroom house moments earlier to go to a supermarket in Couva. When they returned, they saw the house destroyed and firefighters at the scene.

“We went to change my pension check. On the way back, we stopped to pick up KFC. When we arrived, I saw a red van in front of my house. The house was old, so I know that it wouldn’t have taken long to burn,” Roderique said.

“I’ve lived in this house since 1962. I leave this house once a month to change my check. I’m still confused. They said it started in the front room, but I hardly go there. I I have nothing to wear except what I have now I still don’t understand what caused the fire.

He said he recently spent about a month in San Fernando General Hospital due to body aches.

The cause of the fire is not yet determined.

Gran Couva police and Couva firefighters are continuing their investigations.

Anyone who wants to help Roderique can call Newsday at 607-4929 or email this reporter at lwilliams@newsday.co.tt.


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Shaquille O’Neal’s trademark management prevents his son Shaqir from applying for a trademark http://www.marke-anmelden.com/shaquille-oneals-trademark-management-prevents-his-son-shaqir-from-applying-for-a-trademark/ Sat, 30 Jul 2022 19:55:13 +0000 http://www.marke-anmelden.com/shaquille-oneals-trademark-management-prevents-his-son-shaqir-from-applying-for-a-trademark/ NBA legend Shaquille O’NealAuthentic Brands Group has arrested its youngest son Chaqir to file his own name and likeness. The 19-year-old basketball player for the Texas Southern University Tigers aspires to take his first steps into business ventures like his father, but has been blocked by his father’s business. On July 15, ABG filed a […]]]>

NBA legend Shaquille O’NealAuthentic Brands Group has arrested its youngest son Chaqir to file his own name and likeness. The 19-year-old basketball player for the Texas Southern University Tigers aspires to take his first steps into business ventures like his father, but has been blocked by his father’s business.

On July 15, ABG filed a Notice of Objection against Shaqir’s request, which means Shaq’s holding company filed a lawsuit that essentially blocks his son’s trademark registration because their names are so similar it would cause confusion.

It’s a shock considering that Shaq is the second largest shareholder of Authentic Brands Group, said ESPN. Shaqir is represented by Mine O Mine LLC.

“Applicant’s mark is the same or a close approximation to the Shaq marks and Applicant’s mark is confusingly similar to the opponent’s Shaq marks in sight, sound and commercial impression,” reads the statement. ‘notice.

He goes on to say, “The Shaq marks are famous, and they were so long before the plaintiff filed the opposing applications, which were filed on an intent-to-use basis.”

If the filing is implemented, Shaqir is expected to withdraw its claim.

Although there is speculation that the O’Neals may be butting heads, the lawyer Josh Gerbenhelps clear things up by pointing out that the blockage is due to prior friction from the management companies themselves.

“So how is this case likely to unfold?” writes the lawyer. “This should be settled without any trial. In fact, I’m shocked he went this far. There’s almost no excuse for two companies that Shaq is involved with to end up in a legal case against each other.

While O’Neal’s men have made no public statement regarding the case, Gerben says “Shaqir now has 40 days to file his response.”

Most likely, the case will be settled out of court.

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Open US House seats attract large numbers of Missouri Republicans | national news http://www.marke-anmelden.com/open-us-house-seats-attract-large-numbers-of-missouri-republicans-national-news/ Sat, 30 Jul 2022 15:13:07 +0000 http://www.marke-anmelden.com/open-us-house-seats-attract-large-numbers-of-missouri-republicans-national-news/ By SUMMER BALLENTINE – Associated Press COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Dozens of aspiring Republican candidates from Missouri are jumping at the chance to run in November for two rarely open U.S. congressional seats. U.S. Representatives Vicky Hartzler and Billy Long are running for the Senate in Tuesday’s GOP primary, leaving Hartzler’s Central 4th Congressional District […]]]>

By SUMMER BALLENTINE – Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Dozens of aspiring Republican candidates from Missouri are jumping at the chance to run in November for two rarely open U.S. congressional seats.

U.S. Representatives Vicky Hartzler and Billy Long are running for the Senate in Tuesday’s GOP primary, leaving Hartzler’s Central 4th Congressional District and Long’s Southwest 7th Congressional District seats open.

The Republican primary for Hartzler’s seat includes State Senator Rick Brattin, cattle rancher Kalena Bruce, former Kansas City-area news anchor Mark Alford, former Boone County Clerk Taylor Burks and former St. Louis Blues player Jim Campbell. Burks and Campbell were the top two fundraisers as of mid-July, although Campbell was mostly self-funded and spent no money.

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Republicans seeking Long’s seat include state senses Eric Burlison and Mike Moon and former state senator Jay Wasson, as well as pastor Alex Bryant and Dr. Sam Alexander. Wasson is a leader in fundraising.

All but two of the Missouri representatives won their seats when the positions became vacant, which is rare in Missouri.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver has served the Kansas City area since 2005, and GOP Rep. Sam Graves has represented northern Missouri since 2001. Both Cleaver and Graves won after the incumbents opted out of the race. re-election.

One reason is that there is no federal term limit. Incumbents also typically have name recognition, financial benefit and the ability to claim credit for local programs and government funding, said Central Missouri University political scientist Robynn Kuhlmann.

“That’s why we tend to see a wave of candidates in open-seat elections,” she said. “Generally speaking, open-seat elections are an opportunity to enter the arena with a much fairer level playing field.”

An overloaded pipeline of aspiring GOP candidates is worsening the competitiveness of Missouri’s Republican primaries, longtime Republican political consultant John Hancock said.

Republicans hold a nearly two-thirds majority in the State House and Senate, a traditional launching pad for political careers. They are barred from standing for re-election after eight years of service, leaving candidates to pursue other political opportunities.

“Term limits are either imminent or imminent, and opportunities for political advancement are few,” Hancock said.

He expects open seats in Congress and statewide to continue to draw large fields of Republican hopefuls.

In the Republican-controlled 4th and 7th Districts, Democrats face strong challenges, Kuhlmann said.

“For this reason, the candidates who emerge successfully from these two Republican primaries could very well be crowned despite an impending general election,” she said.

The dynamic encourages candidates to take increasingly conservative positions to win the primary.

“I’m the most conservative lawmaker in Jeff City,” Burlison said during a July 20 debate.

Top issues among Republican candidates include abortion, immigration, U.S. energy independence and gas prices, inflation, and “the usual midterm fight against the president’s party and his apparatus,” he said. said Kuhlmann.

“These races are too close to be canceled,” Hancock said. “It could be a very late Tuesday night.”

Associated Press writer David A. Lieb contributed to this report from Jefferson City.

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Armstrong Flooring Obtains Court Approval for Trademark Settlement http://www.marke-anmelden.com/armstrong-flooring-obtains-court-approval-for-trademark-settlement/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 16:23:00 +0000 http://www.marke-anmelden.com/armstrong-flooring-obtains-court-approval-for-trademark-settlement/ By Leslie A. Pappas (July 29, 2022, 12:23 p.m. EDT) — The bankruptcy of Armstrong Flooring Inc. is moving forward with the sale of its assets in China, Australia and New Zealand after obtaining the bankruptcy court approval for a million-dollar settlement with the former parent company of Armstrong World Industries Inc. over trademark rights. […]]]>
By Leslie A. Pappas (July 29, 2022, 12:23 p.m. EDT) — The bankruptcy of Armstrong Flooring Inc. is moving forward with the sale of its assets in China, Australia and New Zealand after obtaining the bankruptcy court approval for a million-dollar settlement with the former parent company of Armstrong World Industries Inc. over trademark rights.

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House OKs Long-sought pension rescue for Delphi retirees http://www.marke-anmelden.com/house-oks-long-sought-pension-rescue-for-delphi-retirees/ Thu, 28 Jul 2022 19:29:00 +0000 http://www.marke-anmelden.com/house-oks-long-sought-pension-rescue-for-delphi-retirees/ By Patrick Hoff (July 28, 2022, 3:29 p.m. EDT) – The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would require the federal government to reimburse losses to retired employees of former auto parts supplier Delphi Corp. ., whose pensions were cut during the restructuring of General Motors in 2009. The House voted 254 […]]]>
By Patrick Hoff (July 28, 2022, 3:29 p.m. EDT) – The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would require the federal government to reimburse losses to retired employees of former auto parts supplier Delphi Corp. ., whose pensions were cut during the restructuring of General Motors in 2009.

The House voted 254 to 175 on Wednesday to pass the Susan Muffley Act of 2022, which would require the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. to recalculate benefits owed to about 20,000 retired employees of Delphi, a former GM subsidiary that entered Chapter 11 in 2005. The legislation is now heading to the Senate.

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Coach-Financial Advisor Jerome Myers Gets Trademark for ‘I Took the Red Pill’ http://www.marke-anmelden.com/coach-financial-advisor-jerome-myers-gets-trademark-for-i-took-the-red-pill/ Thu, 28 Jul 2022 00:06:47 +0000 http://www.marke-anmelden.com/coach-financial-advisor-jerome-myers-gets-trademark-for-i-took-the-red-pill/ Leading multi-family investor and coach for wealth advisors, Jerome Myers applied for and was granted a trademark for the phrase “I took the red pill,” a core philosophy he uses to teach his approach to wealth. investment and wealth creation. Jerome Myers began his career working in corporate America. Despite his success building a Fortune […]]]>

Leading multi-family investor and coach for wealth advisors, Jerome Myers applied for and was granted a trademark for the phrase “I took the red pill,” a core philosophy he uses to teach his approach to wealth. investment and wealth creation.

Jerome Myers began his career working in corporate America. Despite his success building a Fortune 550 company, Myers left his accomplishments behind to pursue his dreams, a step he encourages those he mentors to take. “I took the red pill” has become his way of describing this shift from the mundane comfort of working for someone else to a path less traveled to pursue a more fulfilling career. The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted Myers a trademark for this phrase.

Although many believe Myers makes investing easy, his investing journey was anything but. It wasn’t until he took the red pill and quit his day job to pursue his dreams that he realized everything he had to learn about investing in multifamily real estate. This uncomfortable step into the unknown was a pivotal decision in his life – one he encourages others to make to pursue their dreams.

“I’ve spoken with many people over the years who have a job but dream of doing something else they’re passionate about,” Myers remarked. “Yes, the journey from where they are to where they want to be is difficult. What is really holding them back, however, is that first step. For me, taking the red pill has become synonymous with taking the first step. the phrase “I took the red pill” allows me to own it and freely share the success it has brought me with the financial advisors I coach.”

Having taken the red pill himself, Myers is dedicated to helping others escape their current circumstances and proving that dreams should come true. His podcast, DreamCatchers, highlights the success stories of others who, like him, have stepped into the unknown and made their dreams come true. From all walks of life, Myers guests share one thing in common: They’ve all taken the red pill.

I hope I can teach others through my podcasts, speaking engagements, Masterminds, and my financial advisor coaching program that they are capable of more than they realize,” Myers said. “We put up these barriers around us, real or imagined, and tell each other all the reasons why we can’t or shouldn’t do something. If you decide that’s what you’ll do, the truth is, you can. That’s what taking the red pill is all about: changing the narrative and taking the first steps. Most people are surprised at what they can accomplish if they try.

As a recognized thought leader in his field, Myers has been featured on podcasts such as “Target Market Insights” with John Casmon, “Multifamily Investor Nation” with Dan Hanford, and dozens more. To learn more about Jerome Myers or what it means to “take the red pill”, visit www.JeromeMyers.co.

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Are you ready to quickly achieve your goals and live a life full of meaning and impact? Jerome Myers has developed a number of programs based on the Model for Centered Living, aka The Red Pill, to help reinforce confident beliefs, clarify the path to success, and provide accountability to act on goals.

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Macron’s revised budget to fight inflation wins House approval http://www.marke-anmelden.com/macrons-revised-budget-to-fight-inflation-wins-house-approval/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 09:09:05 +0000 http://www.marke-anmelden.com/macrons-revised-budget-to-fight-inflation-wins-house-approval/ (Bloomberg) – France’s National Assembly has backed President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to fund an anti-inflation aid package for households and the nationalization of Electricité de France SA. Bloomberg’s Most Read The revised budget, which includes funds needed to complete the nationalization of the electricity utility EDF, was approved early Wednesday by the lower house of […]]]>

(Bloomberg) – France’s National Assembly has backed President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to fund an anti-inflation aid package for households and the nationalization of Electricité de France SA.

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The revised budget, which includes funds needed to complete the nationalization of the electricity utility EDF, was approved early Wednesday by the lower house of parliament. The bill will be subject to a similar vote in the Senate in the coming days.

The government says the planned nationalization of EDF, which is already 84% state-owned, will streamline decision-making and strengthen France’s energy independence at a time of supply uncertainty.

The relatively quick passage of the budget update shows that Macron is able to govern with the support of lawmakers outside his caucus, despite losing his absolute majority in June.

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The Lower House also agreed to abolish a TV license fee and to finance public media such as the France 24 television channel or the France Inter radio with revenue from value added tax. Lawmakers have rejected a new tax on so-called “superprofits” from big companies like TotalEnergies SE and shipper CMA CGM SA.

The government is counting on the amending budget to finance the measures to combat the outbreak of inflation already approved by the National Assembly. The new 20 billion euro ($20.3 billion) bill includes an increase in pensions, a tax bonus for workers and an increase in public sector wages. It also removes administrative and ecological obstacles to reorganize fossil energy infrastructures.

The amending budget and the anti-inflation bill should finally be approved. Yet other challenges await the government in parliament after the summer recess as it plans to present a 2023 budget and overhauls to labor laws and the pension system.

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Judge Dismisses Cody Magazine’s ‘UFO’ Trademark Lawsuit Against Showtime http://www.marke-anmelden.com/judge-dismisses-cody-magazines-ufo-trademark-lawsuit-against-showtime/ Mon, 25 Jul 2022 22:48:08 +0000 http://www.marke-anmelden.com/judge-dismisses-cody-magazines-ufo-trademark-lawsuit-against-showtime/ ***For all things Wyoming, sign up for our daily newsletter*** By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily A U.S. District Court judge in Wyoming on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by a UFO-themed magazine Cody against Showtime, calling the magazine owners’ claims “without merit.” Judge Nancy Freudenthal wrote in her dismissal last week that the Showtime […]]]>

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

A U.S. District Court judge in Wyoming on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by a UFO-themed magazine Cody against Showtime, calling the magazine owners’ claims “without merit.”

Judge Nancy Freudenthal wrote in her dismissal last week that the Showtime series “UFO” was protected by the First Amendment. She also said that the owners of UFO Magazine had not sufficiently proven how the series violated its trademark.

The UFO series features interviews, video and imagery, along with suspenseful music, to explore various historical, cultural and political aspects of the UFO subject,” Freudenthal wrote in his analysis. “Thus, the UFO series is a First Amendment protected documentary.”

The magazine filed for the “UFO” trademark in 2007 for entertainment purposes and renewed the trademark in 2017, according to the original lawsuit. The magazine’s owners were not individually identified in any of the lawsuits.

The lawsuit stems from Showtime’s 2021 “UFO” docu-series, which dealt with unidentified flying objects. According to the Showtime website, the series “explores our fascination with UFOs and the influence government, private business and the military can have in hiding the truth.”

Freudenthal also pointed out in her judgment that the Showtime series never displayed any images or articles produced by UFO Magazine, another reason that led her to dismiss the lawsuit.

“UFO Magazine uses the mark for text-based products including books, magazines, and electronic publications, while Showtime uses the mark for a streaming television series,” she wrote. “UFO Magazine does not allege any fact indicating that he directed a film or television series. This factor works in favor of Showtime.

In May, Showtime officials asked Freudenthal to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing that the company and the series were protected by the First Amendment.

“Despite the relevance of the title “UFO” to the content of the series, despite the fact that the title uses “UFO” in its commonly understood descriptive sense and despite the fact that UFO Magazine Inc. does not claim to have published a television series with a “UFO” title or that Showtime has explicitly misled viewers about the source of the series, [the magazine owners] claims its ‘UFO’ trademark prevents Showtime from using ‘UFO’ as its series title,” Showtime’s attorneys wrote in court documents at the time.

According to the Wyoming Secretary of State’s office, the magazine’s president is Cody’s Peter Kuyper. His legal representative or “registered agent” is Lisa M. Price of Jackson.

The magazine’s initial filing for registration as a business in Wyoming was made in 2018. It was founded in California in the 1990s.

The term “UFO” first appeared in military accounts of unidentified flying objects in the 1950s, according to the Oxford English Dictionary.

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