Breaking News: Author Acquires Trademark of Dr. Henry Howard Holmes a.k.a. Dr. H. H. Holmes™

Breaking News: Author Acquires Trademark of  Dr. Henry Howard Holmes a.k.a. Dr. H. H. Holmes™

Today is a historic Day! Many months ago, while penning my manuscript, “Dr. H. H. Holmes™ and the Whitechapel Ripper,” I was researching the Trademark Electronic Service System (TESS) database. As I was entering names and checking registered trademarks, I decided to throw a couple names into the database “just for fun.”

I was amazed at how many people claimed the trademark on Jack the Ripper. When I consulted with my attorney and inquired… “How can someone trademark the name Jack the Ripper.” He explained it thusly, “The name is a fictitious moniker, a made-up name. It is not a birth name.” I responded, “But a lot of people have been calling the London serial killer Jack the Ripper for over a century.” He said, “It’s like this… The name Harry Potter™ is known on every corner of the earth. However, there is no real person named Harry Potter™, he is a fictitious character and his name is trademarked as a symbol because people associate it with books and movies.”

I came away thinking…

I wonder if anyone has ever trademarked the name Dr. Henry Howard Holmes a.k.a. Dr. H. H. Holmes™? To my surprise, a trademark such as this has never existed. Sure, Herman Webster Mudgett adopted the moniker as a made-up fictitious name, but for those who know his story they associate him with the names, Dr. Henry Howard Holmes a.k.a. Dr. H. H. Holmes™.

I am honored to say, I am the very first person to own the U.S registered trademark to Dr. Henry Howard Holmes a.k.a. Dr. H. H. Holmes™.

What does this mean? Well, under IC 041. US 100 101 107 G&S (Goods and Services) the trademark is restricted under provisions in the following medias: Publishing of books, e-books, audio books, music and illustration, from this day (July 29, 2013) forward.

In other words, this serves a public notification, and you are hereby notified, my permission is required to use my trademark, Dr. Henry Howard Holmes a.k.a. Dr. H. H. Holmes™ in any fashion specified in the above paragraph.

TESS record of Dr. Henry Howard Holmes a.k.a. Dr. H. H. Holmes™

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"Dr. H. H. Holmes and the Whitechapel Ripper" Website

http://www.holmestheripper.com/

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Website of True Crime Author Dane Ladwig

http://www.daneladwig.com/

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Author Dane Ladwig's Agent

RJParkerPublishing

http://rjparkerpublishing.com/dane-ladwig.html

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