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    Disney Trademarks "Seal Team 6"

    Do we see another summer tent pole in the making, thanks in part to Osama bin Laden?

    MediaBistro.com reported Friday that the Walt Disney Company has officially trademarked "Seal Team 6," which is the unit designation of the special operatives that waged the assault on the al Qaeda leader's Abbottabad compound.

    The trademark applications were submitted just two days after President Barack Obama announced the commando mission that resulted in the death of bin Laden.

    Ever since the May 1 announcement of the raid, much media attention and Internet traffic has been focused on the Navy SEALs counterterrorism unit, called Team Six. The Hollywood Reporter noted that St. Martin's Press pushed forward the release date of its book, "SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper," owing to mushrooming interest following the OBL raid. The publisher almost quadrupled the original print run to 70,000 copies to meet demand.

    Scott Miller of Trident Media Group told the Reporter that he's "already gotten calls" from Hollywood about bringing Howard Wasdin's book to the multiplex.

    Is a movie in works?

    Disney is certainly covering all bases: Their trademark applications for "Seal Team 6" are nothing if not comprehensive.

    In addition to "entertainment and education services," they cover toys, games and playthings (including the legally all-embracing "hand-held units for playing electronic games other than those adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor"); gymnastic and sporting articles; clothing, footwear and headwear; Christmas stockings, Christmas tree ornaments and decorations; and - no doubt ideal for depicting raids in Pakistan - snow globes.

    And they're not alone: MetroGames of Mountain View, Calif., this week trademarked "Team 6."

    Read more: Disney trademarks "Seal Team 6" - Celebrity Circuit - CBS News



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    Re: Disney Trademarks "Seal Team 6"

    We better change the name of the unit. They have enemies.


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    Re: Disney Trademarks "Seal Team 6"

    Just an Air Bud-style movie about a volleyball team made up of seals. Nothing to see here.


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    Re: Disney Trademarks "Seal Team 6"

    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    Just an Air Bud-style movie about a volleyball team made up of seals. Nothing to see here.
    Weren't the Mighty Ducks District 6?


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    Re: Disney Trademarks "Seal Team 6"

    Kind of smart of them... Even if they never plan to use it, they can at least sell it to the highest bidder, can't they? I obviously know nothing of trademark law.


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    Re: Disney Trademarks "Seal Team 6"

    It's SEAL, by the way. A "Seal" is an aquatic mammal. A SEAL is an acronym which stands for "SEa Air Land" team.

    SEAL Team Six is largely a fiction, which the Navy doesn't discourage, because it makes good operational cover.


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    Re: Disney Trademarks "Seal Team 6"

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    It's SEAL, by the way. A "Seal" is an aquatic mammal. A SEAL is an acronym which stands for "SEa Air Land" team.

    SEAL Team Six is largely a fiction, which the Navy doesn't discourage, because it makes good operational cover.
    That's pretty interesting.



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    Re: Disney Trademarks "Seal Team 6"

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    It's SEAL, by the way. A "Seal" is an aquatic mammal. A SEAL is an acronym which stands for "SEa Air Land" team.

    SEAL Team Six is largely a fiction, which the Navy doesn't discourage, because it makes good operational cover.

    Largely a fiction? I assure you, DEVGRU is very real, and I'm quite confident they aren't enjoying the media coverage. There are some things civvies have no right or reason to know anything about, SMUs are at the top of the list.



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    Re: Disney Trademarks "Seal Team 6"

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone432 View Post
    Largely a fiction? I assure you, DEVGRU is very real, and I'm quite confident they aren't enjoying the media coverage. There are some things civvies have no right or reason to know anything about, SMUs are at the top of the list.
    "SEAL Team 6" is to DEVGRU as "Green Berets" are to SF. Only idiots, wannabes and poseurs use any of those names. Ergo, they are largely a fiction.

    I've never met a real, verified SEAL that called it SEAL Team 6.


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    Re: Disney Trademarks "Seal Team 6"

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    "SEAL Team 6" is to DEVGRU as "Green Berets" are to SF. Only idiots, wannabes and poseurs use any of those names. Ergo, they are largely a fiction.

    I've never met a real, verified SEAL that called it SEAL Team 6.
    BTW, I am in no way, shape or form affiliated with SEALs, but I run into a metric buttload of poseurs and every once in awhile a "real deal" guy in my work. It's almost like it's a ******, and nearly all of the poseurs called DEVGRU "SEAL Team 6" and none of the real deal guys did.


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