Everyone knows that it’s long been the stated mission of the Los Angeles Police Department “to protect and to serve.” Some think it’s time to add “and to profit” to the mandate for L.A.’s finest.
That’s precisely what could happen if the LAPD succeeds in obtaining federal trademark protection for its slogan, the familiar design of its badges and other forms of what it claims as its intellectual property. Securing trademark protection, of course, would mean that anyone else who wants to use LAPD images would have to pay licensing fees.
This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.
To view this content, please continue to their sites.
LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.
For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]