There is only one World Championship Cabbage Chuck (flash and sound warning). It’s hosted by St. Denis Parish in Shiocton, Wisconsin:
|adopted the mark WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CABBAGE CHUCK for its annual charitable fund raiser in 2006. Petitioner has been using the mark continuously since then, and has held annual fundraisers in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 using the mark. There is no question that petitioner is the party responsible for all aspects of the annual WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CABBAGE CHUCK, held in Shiocton, Wisconsin from 2006 continuously through 2010. Petitioner’s witnesses testified, with exhibits, that although numerous volunteers (such as respondent, on several occasions) participated, petitioner was the party responsible for paying for costs associated with each such event. All of the advertisements tout respondent, “St. Denis Parish,” as the host of the event. Ms. Tews [the parish business manager] has also sent out, on behalf of petitioner, letters thanking people for their participation, after each event, and begun preparations for the following year.|
|In the midst of these meetings, actually, I made a mistake, and I called it cabbage chuckin. And I did that a couple of times, and members of the committee were correcting me, it’s not chuckin, it’s chunkin. Somebody said, well, why don’t we call it chucking, because we are throwing, chucking cabbages. That’s how I remember it evolving into cabbage chucking.|
St. Denis Parish v. Diana Von Straten, Cancellation No. 92051378 (TTAB Sept. 28, 2011).
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