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Portrait of Union general Cadwallader C. Washburn (sitting at far right) and his staff during the American Civil War, c. 1860′s.

Trademark Transfer of Names

On 15 May 2017, representatives for 1D Media Limited petitioned the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) to transfer the trademarks of the names Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, and Niall Horan to each of them as individuals. The petition was granted on 23 May 2017.

Additionally, they each added two new trademarks under their names for recording and writing related business. The new trademarks were also registered in the UK, and as far as I can tell, the EU Trademark application releasing the names to the individuals is also relevant to the UK.

One Direction as a trademark remains under the ownership of 1D Media Limited and that company remains under the ownership of Louis, Harry, Niall, and Liam.

The name Zayn Malik was not released to him as an individual. I assume it is because his attorney needs to file the paperwork, whereas the other four had the same representation to file on their behalf as 1D and as individuals.

As previously noted, in the US you can not trademark a person’s name, so there were no petitions filed in the US.

Thank you to @redorangeandwhite for the heads up about the trademarks.

Portrait of a group of Union officers and ladies posing in front of a cottage at an unidentified location during the Civil War. Attributed to Mathew Brady.

“You men sit around your firesides, and think patriotism is a fine thing, and that the approval of your own conscience is reward enough, ought to stand out under the peltings of a merciless rain, with a wary and vigilant enemy around you, night after night, and live on government rations, viz; salt pork and hard crackers, and only one meal a day.”

-Brevet Major Stephen H. Bogardus, who served in the 5th New York Infantry (”Duryee’s Zouaves”), Purnell’s Maryland Legion, 192nd New York Infantry, and the 4th U.S. Infantry.

Source: Wooway1.

Animated stereoscopic portrait of Colonel Percy Wyndham who served with the 1st New Jersey Volunteer Cavalry Regiment during the American Civil War, c. 1860’s. Attributed to Mathew Brady.

Source: National Archives and Records Administration.


The Colt Model 1862 Police,

After the successful introduction of the Colt Model 1860 and the Colt Model 1861, many police departments and security companies across the country requested that a lighter, more compact version of the Model 1861 be produced.  Police officers tended to carry lighter pistols in a pocket.  The Colt Model 1862 Police was a modification of the Model 1861 specifically designed for the law enforcement community. 

Built off of the M1861 frame, the Colt Model 1862 including several features to save weight and make the pistol more compact than other Colt Models.  First and foremost the M1862 featured a shorter barrel, around 3.5 to 6.5 inches in length depending on the customer’s request.  The revolver used a fluted cylinder, which was significantly lighter than the tradition round cylinders of other revolvers.  Finally the M1862 cylinder only held five shots (.36 caliber), whereas other Colt models were six shooters.  All of these features significantly decreased the weight of M1862.  The Model 1851 and 1861 weighed around 2.5 lbs, while the Model 1860 weight almost 3 lbs.  The Model 1862 weight in at a slim 1.5 lbs.

Around 28,000 Colt Model 1862 Police models were produced between 1862 and 1873.  While many were purchased by police officers and security guards, most were purchased by Union soldiers and officers during the American Civil War. 

Animated stereoscopic portrait of an unidentified Union officer during the American Civil War, c. 1860’s. Attributed to Mathew Brady.

Source: National Archives and Records Administration.

anonymous asked:

Just got a job at paperclips and in the training they go out of there way to make unions sound like evil vampires who want to take away all of your money and rights. Like WTF? And then one clip later they say "paperclips is not anti union" uh huh, sure. Who else has had training like this ever your company is trying to use fucking scare tactics to prevent people from unionizing?

The depot of offices is the same way.