On July 23, 2010 the State of Texas filed a Notice of Opposition with the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB) opposing the trademark application for the mark “The Alamo” that was filed The Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
Attorneys for the State assert Texas has a claim to the trademark due to its historical significance, and that ownership of a trademark registration by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas could create consumer confusion.
As previously reported, The Daughters of the Republic of Texas filed a federal trademark application on October 13, 2009 claiming a first use of the mark “The Alamo” on January 26, 1905 for Museum services, namely, exhibiting to the public a historical site. On April 27, 2010, the State of Texas filed an extension of time to oppose the registration of the application.
The Daughters of the Republic of Texas have until September 1, 2010 to file a response with the TTAB.