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