Disney Moves to Trademark 'Seal Team 6'

Elite unit may find its name on Disney snow globes...
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2011 9:38 AM CDT
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(Newser) – The name of the elite team that killed Osama bin Laden could soon be appearing on Disney snow globes if the company has its way. Disney submitted an application to trademark the name "Seal Team 6" within 48 hours of the raid that killed bin Laden, Mediabistro reports. The trademark paperwork lists potential uses including gymnastic articles, toys, games, and even Christmas stockings and ornaments.

The applications are currently pending and experts expect that they will be approved if regulators decide consumers won't be confused. "No one is likely to believe Disney and the government have some type of formal affiliation," a trademark lawyer tells WKMG. Records show that game developer NovaLogic applied for the same trademark in 2004 but it was abandoned after two years.

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