I posted last year “Hockey Mom vs Jiu-Jitsu Mom”. Well yesterday my comments were validated when I got these two comments on the post:
“Anyone trying to make or sell Jiu Jitsu Mom shirts are infringing on a registered trademark Serial number: 77-173996 Filed 5-7-2007” – Kelly Boccadoro
“I have all Jiu Jitsu Mom T shirts for sale….call XXX-XXX-5218!!!!!”- Kelly Boccadoro
Talk about going for the takedown and submission at the get go. Jiu-Jitsu moms take no prisoners. Needless to say her selling technique didn’t win me over either. I reviewed my post saw a comment about a t-shirt being made. I’m sure our Jiu-Jitsu Mom has her trade mark as does Soccer Mom, Hockey Mom, and Badminton Mom. But I’m not making shirts and I’m definitely not making any with her logo. But like I said in my post Jiu-Jitsu Moms can be shoot-and-ask-questions-later.
After looking at Wikipedia.org on Trademark Infringement I’ve come to the conclusion that using her logo to sell shirts would be an infringement but creating your own shirt with the words “jiu-jitsu mom” on it wouldn’t hold up in court any more then McDonald’s saying they have trade marked “hamburger”.
Jiu-Jitsu is Life and Life is Jiu-Jitsu