Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Disney's plan to trademark Día de los Muertos: ¡Híjole, mano!

Disney has backed off its bid to trademark the name "Día de los Muertos" and has dropped plans to make a Pixar film by the same name, according to the OC Weekly

Possibly some people will be disappointed that they will not be able to find Día de los Muertos-trademarked Disney products including:
" chewing gum; breakfast cereals and preparations made from cereals; cereal bars; bread; muffins; muffin bars; pastry; waffles; pancakes; cookies; crackers; biscuits; popcorn; corn chips; pretzels; puddings; coffee; tea; cocoa; sugar; rice; flour; ices; ice; honey; condiments; sauces; spices; pizza; pasta and noodles; macaroni and cheese; frozen meals consisting primarily of pasta or rice; staple foods"
But, probably not.


2 comments:

  1. Trying to trademark Día de los Muertos would be like trying to trademark the word Hallowe'en or Valentine's Day or any of the other days with special names.

    I wonder how they thought they would be able to do that.

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  2. Crazy! But I might have liked a cereal full of cute little skeletons, or however Disney might have envisaged such a thing.

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