Hasbro Inc recently filed for a request to divide one of their Visionaries applications into multiple applicants. This is normally done when the applicant is unlikely to be granted the trademark and/or fails to provide previous use (if they have made a "prior use" claim).
Well the application has now been split and the original is still under serial number 85189225 whilst the new one is serial number 85984212.
The original application included all of these categories:
Toys, games and playthings, namely, toy action figures and accessories for use therewith toy vehicles and accessories for use therewith; toy playsets for use in connection with toy action figures and toy vehicles; plush toys; stuffed toys; plastic and vinyl toy characters; toy figures; radio-controlled toy vehicles; mechanical toys; toy construction sets, building toys, water squirting toys; toy modeling compounds, toy molds and toy extruders for use with toy modeling compounds; toy swords and toy shields and accessories for use therewith; toy projectile shooters and toy projectiles for use therewith; jigsaw puzzles; board games; parlor games; action skill games; card game; role-playing games; trading card games; electronic hand-held games not for use with external displays or monitors; target games; dice games
Well they dropped A LOT.
The first application is for apparel (Bath linens, namely, towels and face cloths; beach towels;, bed blankets; bed sheets; bed spreads; pillow cases; pillow shams; comforters; quilts; dust ruffles; curtains; draperies; cloth flags; handkerchiefs; textile wall hangings)
Whilst the new child mark is for toys (Toys, games and playthings, namely, toy action figures; plastic and vinyl toy characters, toy figures)
The split was directly caused by the SDCC figure (proof of which is in the documents that were submitted to the USPTO (http://tsdr.uspto.gov/documentviewer…)
Further updates as they come through as we're checking for a load of 80s toylines and not just Transformers.