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‘Occupy Wall Street’ seeks to trademark the brand
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Occupy Wall Street is looking to make its mark — on everything from tote bags to t-shirts.

The Occupy Wall Street movement applied for the trademark to its name on Oct. 24, filing for the use of the mark on its website, in periodicals and newsletters, and on clothing and bags.

But the movement isn’t the only entity hoping to lay claim to the name —Fer-Eng Investments, LLC, of Arizona also applied to trademark Occupy Wall Street on Oct. 24. Fer-Eng Investments wrote in its filing it is intending to use the name on bags, footwear, hats and various other clothing items.

According to CNNMoney, which first reported the story on Monday, Occupy Wall Street’s application went into the trademark office at 3:54 p.m., followed a few hours later by Fer-Eng Investments at 6:41 p.m. Cohen said the Occupy Wall Street movement was first informed of Fer-Eng’s application by CNNMoney. “We were only made aware of them last night,” he said.