On this day in 1982, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) held that the television series character names “Mork & Mindy” were registrable as a trademark for decals for t-shirts because the names served a source-identifying function for Paramount Pictures. In re Paramount Pictures Corporation, 213 U.S.P.Q. 1111, 1982 WL 52018 (T.T.A.B. 1982).
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