Sunday, July 13, 2014

Virginia church trademarks its food pantry drive


Today I visited Columbia Baptist Church, at one of its three congregations, in Falls Church VA, and noticed that the church had registered the name of its food pantry charity with the USPTO.  It is “Spend Yourself.”  Yes, it has an interesting meaning if you think about it.  The link from the Church is here.  You can find the mark on the USPTO database under TESS.  But it’s disturbing to find “common everyday words” used as a trademark.  

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