‘ Social Distancing’
Trademark Battle Developing …
As World Fights COVID-19
3/30/2020 1: 00 AM PT.
While the coronavirus has upended the world and created a brand-new lifestyle, it’s also triggering a frenzy with folks seeking to capitalize the pandemic … who are racing to lock down the rights to the oft-heard term, “social distancing.”
TMZ did some digging, and because March 15– when U.S. cities began to really understand the risk of COVID-19 and implement guidelines to assist stop the spread– more than 10 people and companies have submitted trademark applications for “social distancing.”
According to the docs … the trademark types vary from beer and CBD oil to common merchandise products like tee shirts, hats, signs, sticker labels and games.
There’s also one applicant looking to slap “social distancing” on an online photography school.
A couple notable names in the hunt for a hallmark consist of the creators of the popular video game, What Do You Meme?– which unsurprisingly wants the rights to make “Social Distancing: The Video game”– and Maxx Sports and Home entertainment … which reps a bunch of popular professional athletes and brands.
So, prepare to hear a lot more about social distancing in the coming weeks, and if these shrewd company folks get their desire … long into the future.