Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

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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