‘Hon’ May Get Trademarked Again

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A Baltimore designer has applied for a trademark on a stylized rendering of the word hon, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Unlike when Cafe Hon owner Denise Whiting applied for a trademark on the word, this applicant, identified as Thaddeus Stamps, seeks only to register a specific visual take on “hon.” The design features a lowercase h, an uppercase swashy O, and a lowercase n. The design is featured on hats sold by Defiant Apparel and Design.

It’s a pretty gutsy trademark application, as the O is an obvious reference to the Baltimore Orioles. until October 9, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be considering objections from anyone who contests the trademark. I think they might be receiving a message on Orioles letterhead soon.

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