Last year people wondered what Anheuser-Busch In-Bev was going to do with trademark registrations for U.S. area codes. And now the company’s completed a new set of trademark registrations that have been reported in the news. What trademark registrations have they registered recently? The answer: U.S. airport codes.
Yes, those 3-letter airport codes, including “LAX,” “LGA,” and “SFO.” You can read the entire list here at IPelton blog. And here’s a copy of the trademark registration record for “ORD” (Chicago O’Hare International Airport) from Corsearch® Advantage™:
No word yet on what plans the brewing company has for the marks. Last summer Anheuser-Busch registered 15 numerical character marks in International Class 32 (beer) that matched the area codes of major U.S. cities. The company had earlier purchased a Chicago company called Goose Island Brewery, the makers of a beer called 312 Urban Wheat Ale.
Are you wondering about trademarks that are related to the full names of airports? Earlier this year, we wrote about Letiště Praha, a. s., the company that runs Prague’s international airport registering Vaclav Havel Prague International Airport as a trademark in the Czech Republic.
Do you know of other trademark registrations for airport names around the world?