Petition to Cancel Gaymer Trademark

A group of Reddit “gaymers” fought back with EFF's help to protect the name of their online forum after a website operator managed to register the term as a trademark and then claimed the group’s Reddit forum infringed his trademark rights.  In a petition filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the group asked the USPTO to cancel the “gaymer” trademark registration so that people around the world could continue to use the word without interference.

The law firm Perkins Coie helped in representing the Reddit gaymers – members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community who have an active interest in video games.  Fortunately, after the USPTO petition was filed, the blogger decided to surrender his bogus trademark claim on the word "gaymer," freeling everyonge to use the descriptive word.

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