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Disney Grabs ‘SEAL Team 6’ Trademark

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Posted on May 14, 2011
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The entertainment giant, apparently preparing to launch a new franchise, filed trademark applications for the name SEAL Team 6 two days after the elite military unit stormed Osama bin Laden’s home in Abbottabad, Pakistan. It’s always a pleasure to watch a corporation profit from a deadly act and further glorify nationalistic killing. Oh wait, no, it’s not. —KDG

UPI:

The paperwork filed this week at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office puts The Walt Disney Company subsidiary Disney Enterprises on track to potentially start turning out toys and games labeled SEAL Team 6, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel said Saturday.

SEAL Team 6 has not appeared in public since its mission into Pakistan; however, Disney listed ideas such as Christmas tree ornaments, video games and snow globes as possible uses for the name.

The Sentinel said there actually is precedent for a civilian company obtaining the trademark rights to a Navy SEAL Team. A company called NovaLogic had the rights to SEAL Team 6 previously but abandoned it in 2006.

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By tomack, May 20, 2011 at 6:10 am Link to this comment

Sesame Street has purchased rights to the Nazi SS insignia and will launch a children’s reality series based on the hijinks of this wacky WW2 group. Oscar the Grouch will drag the losing kids down into his trach can for interrogation. Probably just bamboo shoots under the nails for now because the CIA will not sell the license for waterboarding to a left-leaning tv show.

If this series works I hear the green light will be given to the Evangelical Association to start filming the animated movie, Barney Takes The Cure. Narrator Ted Haggart will do most of the voice over. I hear the opening scene is emotional: picture Barney strung out on meth in a back alley doing things he shouldn’t and this glowing light from above covers the picture. Well, you get it I’m sure.

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By tomack, May 20, 2011 at 6:07 am Link to this comment

Sesamer Street has purchased rights to the Nazi SS insignia and will launch a childrens relaity series based on the hijinks of this wacky WW2 group. Oscar the Grouch will drag the losing kids down into his trach can for interrogation. Probably just bamboo shoots under the nails for now because the CIA will not sell the license for waterboarding to a left-leaning tv show.

If this series works I hear the green light will be given to the Evangelical Association to start filming the animated movie, Barney Takes The Cure. Narrator Ted Haggart will do most of the voice overs. I hear the opening scene is emotional: picture Barney strung out on meth in a back alley doing things he should’t and this glowing light from above covers the picture. Well, you gt it I’m sure.

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By poonckie, May 19, 2011 at 10:16 pm Link to this comment

We now have “THE OUTRAGE OF THE DAAAAAY!! What a load of crap. Our country has been sending real soldiers to kill, maim and mutilate real people and all this hoopla over this! The name was trademarked by another company called NovaLogic until 2006 when they let it lapse. Soooo wtf, the people over at NovaLogic must be kicking themselves in the nuts right about now.

The first time I saw Camo as a fashion I was appalled. People, kids and even pets looked like soldiers. Talk about a militaristic society.

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By TDoff, May 19, 2011 at 9:39 pm Link to this comment

Nothing to be upset about. Remember a few years ago, when Disney trademarked ‘W’, for a new cartoon series they were planning to start about an incompetent doofuss, dumber than a rock, who failed at everything he tried and yet always ended up in a bigger job than the one he had before? It was going to be a comic ‘Peter Principle’-based example of what-not-to-do for children, so they would hopefully learn to pay attention in school, not cheat, and stay off drugs.
But when Disney test-screened the pilot show, the audiences were so angry that the snapping turtle, the anti-hero, never got to nip-off the testicles of ‘W’, the mutant half-headed, all-thumbed, three-footed frog, that they shelved the project.

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By Monk-in-the-ruins, May 19, 2011 at 1:29 pm Link to this comment

Unsurprising that the company that has promoted sentimental nihilism for decades should go for the sentimental nihilist brand of the month. One author—I don’t recall who at the moment—pointed out that the militarist media had promoted the assassination squads to superhero status—so having acquired Marvel, this was a purely logical step . . .

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By Maani, May 18, 2011 at 6:06 pm Link to this comment

Well…maybe Disney is simply co-opting the name “Seal Team Six” to use for an animated romp (like G Force) about a half dozen seals (the ones with flippers) that save their home in Alaska from oil drillers…

Then again, maybe not…

LOL.

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By m@earth, May 18, 2011 at 5:23 pm Link to this comment
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I am simply beyond disgusted, and I can never ever look at Walt Disney in the
same way ever again.  But, hey.  If I can get a snow dome christmas ornament with
that photoshopped image of his shot up head on it that also blinks and chimes
Hava Nagila and Chestnuts roasting on an open fire.  I might be willing to pay
12.99 for it.  It might be hard for copyright reasons, but if they can get Rudolph
the Red Nose Reindeer on there too.  I might pay 15.99.  If they can sign a deal
that Pakistani Children make them for a wage of less .25 for a 14 hour day.  Sold
for 18.99.

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By Dennis Long, May 17, 2011 at 5:44 am Link to this comment
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I want to trademark “US Navy”  and “US Army”  and then I can charge them a
royalty for every recruiting ad they run.

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By ImHere4Hedges, May 16, 2011 at 11:43 pm Link to this comment

The corporate state aspect aside for a moment, how about there is NO SUCH THING AS ‘SEAL TEAM 6’.  Its called Development Group or DevGru or Dam Neck (the street is located near) or “across the street” if you are in the SEAL Teams (like I was).  Go for it Disney!

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By shout fire in a crowded theater, May 16, 2011 at 2:16 pm Link to this comment

I will not knowingly purchase any product distributed by Disney.  The company should maintain its rights to the trademark but do nothing to profit from it.  Company’s like Disney should be punished by consumers.

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By SarcastiCanuck, May 16, 2011 at 10:43 am Link to this comment
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Disney also is trying to trademark the phrase “Breast Feeding Mother”.Man,sure can’t wait to see the video game for that one.

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By Psychobabbler, May 16, 2011 at 10:06 am Link to this comment

The best propaganda for kids is the GI Joe intro. Give it to your baby three times a day and they will be like Rambo when they are only 15 years old.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc8mVs2H4Vc

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By LocalHero, May 15, 2011 at 10:32 am Link to this comment

Have they no sense of decency? (to paraphrase Joseph Welch)

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By NZDoug, May 15, 2011 at 12:00 am Link to this comment

Death for children for fun smile

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By basho, May 14, 2011 at 10:50 pm Link to this comment

mickey mouse mentality.

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By Robespierre115, May 14, 2011 at 7:17 pm Link to this comment

Nice to be present for the collapse of civilization.

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By redipen, May 14, 2011 at 4:33 pm Link to this comment
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so, why is this ‘news’?

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By gerard, May 14, 2011 at 12:06 pm Link to this comment

“Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.”
        —Euripides
        Greek tragic dramatist (484 BC - 406 BC)

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By berniem, May 14, 2011 at 11:50 am Link to this comment

Amerika- Where everything is for sale and nothing has value unless profitable! When all property is privately owned so too will we be!

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By PatrickHenry, May 14, 2011 at 11:45 am Link to this comment

What a sad state of corporatism.

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By Uzza, May 14, 2011 at 10:43 am Link to this comment
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Christmas ornaments?!?!
It’s the spirit of Christmas to

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