Who Owns 'Rocktober'?
October 22, 2007 at 5:25 AM (PT)
Rock stations beware -- there's a competitor coming to take one of your positions away ... but it's not another radio station.
"Rocktober," is being used by baseball's COLORADO ROCKIES in their amazing playoff run, showing up everywhere from newspaper headlines to handmade ballpark signs. But now the team wants a trademark to keep anyone else from selling keepsakes bearing the word.
The ROCKIES filed applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on OCT. 4th asking for exclusive rights to the name on stuffed animals, CHRISTMAS stockings, baby booties, T-shirts, bobble-head dolls and the like.
The filing came two days after Gov. BILL RITTER declared OCTOBER would be known as "Rocktober" after the ROCKIES beat the SAN DIEGO PADRES in 13 innings to win the Wild Card spot.