dallara

Posted in Uncategorized on March 30, 2012 by speedwayip

Dallara Logo

Trademark Registration – Vehicles, Clothing, and Gasmes

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Injuction Mandates Gordon Remove Logo From Car

Posted in News, Trademark on April 25, 2011 by speedwayip

Old News but Topical —– November 19, 2010

http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Daily/Issues/2010/11/Issue-50/Sponsorships-Advertising-Marketing/Judge-Forces-Robby-Gordon-To-Remove-Logos-From-Energy-Drink.aspx

U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Guilford issued an injunction Thursday in favor of Specialized Bicycle Components, which claims that NASCAR driver Robby Gordon’s “S” logo for his Speed Energy drink “would create confusion” with the company’s logo, according to Bob Pockrass of SCENEDAILY.com. The court order could cost Gordon “millions of dollars at a time when he’s trying to raise money to continue his Sprint Cup team.” The injunction “will keep Gordon from selling product that features [the] logo and from using the logo on his race cars, including his Robby Gordon Motorsports Sprint Cup car.” The injunction “did not specify when the logos must be removed or when products with those logos must be removed from the marketplace.” Court filings stated that Gordon “had more than 2.4 million cans of the energy drink produced with the Speed logo with nearly 1.2 million ready for sale.” The filings also indicated that Speed Energy is “committed to sell more than 1.8 million cans through already negotiated distribution agreements. The one-time production costs for those cans is “more than $1.1 million.” Gordon’s court filing claimed that the cans cannot be relabeled and it “would take at least 90 days to create a new logo and make new cans.” Guilford indicated that Specialized “likely would win the lawsuit.” Pockrass noted Gordon “sued Specialized after receiving a cease-and-desist letter in September and then Specialized countersued Gordon.” The judge ruled that because Specialized has “so much equity in the logo it has used for 28 years that allowing Gordon to use his logo while going through the legal process could cause so much damage to Specialized that no amount of money could cover it”

Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Posted in Trademark on March 25, 2011 by speedwayip

A trademark registration application was filed by Andretti Green Promotions, LLC for GRAND PRIX OF ST. PETERSBURG on February 18, 2005.  The trademark was never registered on the principal trademark register and was abandoned for failure to respond to an office action.

The registration was refused under 15 U.S.C. § 2(e)(2) because the mark was determined to be primarily geographically descriptive. “[T]he mark GRAND PRIX OF ST. PETERSBURG, is merely a combination of geographically descriptive terms which describe the applicant’s services as offering automobile races from St. Petersburg, Florida.”

Trademark Registration – Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Office Action Refusing Registration

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There was a previous registration of the mark GRAND PRIX OF ST. PETERSBURG (reg. no. 2749020) on the supplemental register assigned to Dover Motorsports, Inc. which was canceled at the request of the owner on January 26, 2005.

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SAFER barrier

Posted in Patent on March 6, 2011 by speedwayip

Patents for the SAFER barrier system used extensively on racetracks.

US 7,410,320 – High-impact, energy absorbing vehicle barrier system

Inventors:

Ronald K. Faller, Dean L.  Sicking, John R. Rohde, John D. Reid, Robert W. Bielenberg, James C. Holloway, and Karla A. Polivka.

Assignee:

Board of Regents of University of Nebraska

Patent Abstract:
A high-impact, energy-absorbing vehicle barrier system generally includes a substantially rigid outer containment wall coupled via strap assemblies with an energy-absorbing inner impact wall, and energy-absorbing cartridges strategically positioned between the impact wall and containment wall. The impact wall is constructed of a number of tubes coupled with one another to present a substantially smooth, uniform surface to passing vehicles. The energy-absorbing cartridges generally consist of a foam member or a number of foam sheets which compress and crush between the containment wall and impact wall to absorb energy from an errant vehicle striking the face of the impact wall, while the deflection and deformation of the impact wall tubes dissipates additional energy to reduce peak decelerations and mitigate the severity of high-energy vehicular impacts. Internal splice units and the strap assemblies provide for relatively easy and quick replacement of damaged impact wall sections and energy-absorbing cartridges.
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US 6,926,461 – High-Impact, Energy-Absorbing Vehicle Barrier System

Inventors:

Ronald K. Faller, Dean L.  Sicking, John R. Rohde, John D. Reid, Eric A. Keller, Robert W. Bielenberg, James C. Holloway, Kenneth H. Addink, and Karla A. Polivka.

Assignee:

Board of Regents of University of Nebraska

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HANS device

Posted in Patent, Trademark on March 5, 2011 by speedwayip

Patent

Original HANS device United States Patent

4,638,510 – Neck protection device with occupant of a high performance vehicle

Inventor: Robert P. Hubbard

Patent Abstract:

A neck protection device (10)for a driver (10) or other occupant of a high performnace vehicle adapted to reduce motions or loading in the neck and upper torso is described. The device includes in combination a stiff yoke (12) with a high collar (11) extending up from the yoke and a set of tethers (15, 15a and 15b) for attachment to the lateral and rear portions of a helmet (16) and collar. The high collar extends upward to adjacent the center of gravity of the head and helmet which is at about eye level of the occupant. The tethers on the collar allow needed head movements and yet reduce the potential for fatigue and crash injury by carrying forces which would otherwise be transmitted through the neck and by reducing extreme motions of the neck.

Full Text of US Patent 4,638,510 – Neck protection device with occupant of a high performance vehicle

Additional related Patents:

6,009,566 – Head and Neck Support for Racing

Trademark:

Trademark Registration of “HANS” for use with medical apparatus, namely a head and neck restraint for a driver of a vehicle to prevent injury

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway Wheel & Wings

Posted in Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Trademark on March 5, 2011 by speedwayip

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Wings

Trademark Registration 1 – Motor vehicles, namely, passenger automobiles and light trucks

Trademark Registration 2 – Tires

Trademark Registration 3 – Glassware – namely, cocktail glasses

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Wings 2

Trademark Registration 1 – Watches

Trademark Registration 2 – Floor mats for motor vehicles

Trademark Registration 3 – Debit card and credit card services

Trademark Registration 4 – Hats, jackets, pants, shirts, and sweat suits

Trademark Registration 5 – Playing cards

Trademark Registration 6 – Disposable drinking cups

Trademark Registration 7 – Glassware – namely, cocktail glasses

Trademark Registration 8 – Entertainment service – namely, an annual automobile race, the entertainment being rendered through the medium of radio and television

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Wings 3

Trademark Registration 1 – Shirts

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