Opposing trademark registrations that would claim private ownership of fandom

Petition to Cancel FANDOM Mark

On April 30, 2016, we filed a petition in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to cancel registration of the mark “FANDOM” for entertainment services. The petition explained, among other things, that the word “fandom” is a generic term that cannot act as a trademark for films and websites that feature the cultural phenomenon of fandom.