Property, intangible

a blog about ownership of intellectual property rights and its licensing

Cherry and Jerry Garcia

Awhile back I did a survey on ice cream flavors.  One of the flavors in the survey was Cherry Garcia, a Ben & Jerry’s flavor.  According to the PTO records, the trademark was originally registered by Ben & Jerry’s but was later assigned to Jerry Garcia’s estate in 1997.

The Grateful Dead’s attorney passed away recently and I just ran across a piece about him that mentions the assignment.  The dates don’t jibe with the PTO records, but it’s an interesting tidbit of a story.  I can’t summarize it succinctly, just go read it for yourself.
© 2008 Pamela Chestek
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