February 2, 2012 - Update on 2 Trademark Applications by Others
by Sue Basko
Both of the pending trademark applications have now been placed with the same examiner. Right now would be a very good time for the group to have a lawyer on their behalf contact the examiner to say the applications did not come in from the unincorporated association named Occupy Los Angeles. There will, however, be a chance to do so if and when these applications reach a further stage, but that requires a formal filing. Either or both of the applications could be rejected by the trademark examiner, or more information could be required before proceeding on either.
I was working with a member of the legal committee on these trademark things until I and the work were rudely and inappropriately disrupted, harassed, and defamed by the people running the OLAASM twitter and site, and their supporters.
IMPORTANT: I do not and never have posted onto the OLA listserve. Anything you see supposedly "from" me is NOT from me. I DO NOT conduct legal business (or any business) via list serve and anyone posting anything with my name is acting in violation of law and decency.
I do not read the OLA list serve, but am having it all archived as evidence.
This harassment by the OLAASM group and its supporters is being done to MANY people from Occupy LA and to MANY volunteers giving their time to the group. Please be aware of what is happening to people within the group and those that are volunteers. The OLAASM group and its supporters have publicly defamed the lawyers, the social media team, the website runners, the writers, the medics, the GA, those for nonviolence, and so many more. (Update today they are attacking the livestreamer. The attacks are ongoing. Please be aware of this ongoing destructive, disruptive, harmful force that has embedded itself within Occupy LA.