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Pistons file trademark application for 'Form a Wall'

Put your 'form a wall' merchandising ideas on hold. The Pistons have filed for a registered trademark with the United States Patent & Trademark Office.

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Stan Van Gundy called the aftermath of 'form a f-cking wall' strange and just another timeout. The Pistons fully embraced it, though. And last Friday Anil V. George, Sr. Intellectual Property Counsel for the NBA, filed a trademark application with the United States Patent & Trademark Office on behalf of the Detroit Pistons.

The trademark application is for 'Form a Wall' specifically, as there are rules against trademarking curse words. You can search the trademark on the United States Patent & Trademark Office's website.

The Pistons actually filed two applications, one under actual use in commerce (1A) and another under intent to use (1B). The following is what they intend the trademark to cover in commerce:

IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Clothing, namely hosiery, footwear, basketball shoes, basketball sneakers, slippers, T-shirts, shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, pants, tank tops, jerseys, shorts, pajamas, sport shirts, rugby shirts, sweaters, belts, ties, nightshirts, hats, caps, visors, warm-up suits, warm-up pants, warm-up tops/shooting shirts, jackets, wind resistant jackets, parkas, coats, baby bibs not of paper, head bands, wrist bands, aprons, undergarments, boxer shorts, slacks, ear muffs, gloves, mittens, scarves, woven and knit shirts, jersey dresses, dresses, cheerleading dresses and uniforms, swim wear, bathing suits, swimsuits, bikinis, tankinis, swim trunks, bathing trunks, board shorts, wet suits, beach cover-ups, bathing suit cover-ups, bathing suit wraps, sandals, beach sandals, beach hats, sun visors, swim caps, bathing caps, novelty headwear with attached wigs

So, it looks like my 'Form a Wall' paper baby bibs business might be safe!

Now your thoughts.

H/T noah.gekiere for posting first in the FanShots