The company known as Saban Brands is no more, and thus it is time for the trademark machine to go in to full haywire mode. Mega Power Brasil alerted us to a quick piece of information that, upon further investigation, yielded some interesting results. Check out the list of trademarks below that had some changes done recently.
– Kyu Rangers (originally filed June 2017)
Fans will immediately recognize the name as belonging to the Japanese counterpart Uchu Sentai Kyuranger, which many fans thought was the obvious heir to Super Ninja Steel. Instead we have Beast Morphers for 2019 and 2020. However, an extension was filed for Kyu Rangers last week. This may be nothing more than Saban Brands, prior to closing its doors, looking to lock up any loose ends or pending trademarks before the Hasbro takeover of the brand.
– Ghost Ranger(s) (originally filed December 2016)
Not much is known about this trademark. It showed up in December of 2016 with the usual descriptions (including a trademark for television). But it was just recently granted a second extension in mid-June.
– Power Morph (originally filed March 2018)
The trademark for this phrase involves interactive things such as sporting goods and games. It is currently in the “extension of time for opposition”, meaning a third party has filed for an extension of time to determine whether or not to challenge the trademark.
– Phantom Ranger (originally filed August 2017)
This one should be pretty easy to guess. It is ironic to note that aside from Red/Blue/Black/Yellow/Pink/Green/White and “Ghost”, this is the only other named Power Ranger trademarked. It was granted a first extension.
– Beast Morphers (originally filed January 2018)
Ironically, this one is currently an extension of time to file for opposition, meaning a third party has paused the trademark to review whether or not to challenge it.
So what does all this meaning? Honestly, probably nothing. Again – when a company has its intellectual properties purchased by another company, there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes legal stuff that has to happen. The “file for opposition” could very well be Hasbro.
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