OUR TRADEMARKS ARE IMPORTANT TO US.
We are a national company, licensing events nationwide. Our trademarks are one of the biggest assets of our company. To maintain control over our brands, protect ourselves and our licensee’s against infringers we must defend and protect our marks. Maintaining a strong trademark and branding is key to a successful future for our members and ourselves.
The biggest question we receive is this:
“Our event is in Ohio (or wherever), why can’t we use the same event name? Surely we are not competing against you?”
Sorry… Yes you are. You would be diluting our national branding. It’s just a matter of time before someone desires to promote one of our events in your market area. We need to protect our brands from infringers.
Infringement occurs even if the names are not identical… Courts consider “Sight, Sound and Meaning” when determining if the two marks are similar. For example, try to name your fast food restaurants McDowell’s, and you’ll quickly see that marks don’t need to be identical to cause infringement.
Keep in mind if you infringe on our marks we will ask the court to pay us any money you made as a result of the infringement as well as for damages and legal fees.
If you want to use one of our marks… JUST ASK. We don’t even charge a fee to use them. We only ask that you use our registration platform, follow our event models to assure your success, use our logos as intended,and purchase basic event materials such as medals, tees, signs and banners or any other branded item. Keep in mind we buy in bulk and pass the savings on to you!
5Kevents.org has invested in numerous trademarks, patents and copyrights to protect it’s intellectual property. These marks are as follows:
Our EVENT LOGO designs can be seen at: http://www.5kevents.org/signature_events.html
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|TRADEMARKS||REG. #||1st IN USE|
|4th Fest 5K||WI Only||WI Only|
|A Spooktacular 5K ®||4767991||10/26/14|
|Athlete Buddy System (ABS) ®||5513767||01/03/18|
|Bacon & Kegs ®||4630228||01/17/14|
|Be Mine 5K ®||86843379||10/26/14|
|Cinco K Mayo ®||87845632||03/20/18|
|Follow the Liter 5K ®||87954931||06/05/18|
|Holiday Mile ®||4980110||11/09/13|
|Home Emergency Launch Pad ®||87851595||02/01/18|
|Join the Movement ®||5512428||11/27/17|
|Leftover 5K ®||5364970||02/19/16|
|Mom’s Day 5K ®||4626547||05/12/13|
|Regional Endurance Challenge ®||4638774||01/01/13|
|Remote Runners ®||5512428||11/27/17|
|St. Pat’s Day 5K ®||4626574||04/16/14|
|Stuff the Sleigh 5K ®||4655726||10/24/12|
|St. Nicholas Day ®||3646650||10/01/07|
|Run for the Boobees TM||88142886||08/03/18|
|PATENT PENDING||REG. #|
|Home Emergency Launch Pad|
EXAMPLE: A company in Washington tried to trademark the term “Bacon Eggs & Kegs ” (SEE USPTO SER.# 87941600) thinking they’ll just tweak it a bit… Our trademark is “Bacon & Kegs“. Ser. # 86297015. Their mark was refused being too similar to ours. The point is, save yourself a lot of headaches, research the trade names, do your homework, if it seems to close, it likely is.