While the Football World Cup already seems like an event of a rather distant albeit recent past, psychic Octopus Paul, is still in the news. While The Telegraph reports that Kazakh bookmakers are "furious at Paul" and blame him for "their paltry World Cup profits", Chinese website Xinhuanet reports that the Chinese comic suspense film "Kill Paul Octopus" will already open in Chinese cinemas in August. To read our earlier reports on Paul trade marks, please click here and here.
Reason enough (well for Class 46 anyway...) to run another quick search on the German trade mark register to determine whether the German zoo Sea Life, where Paul (still) resides may itself have now decided to file a Paul trade mark application? And, indeed here they are: German trade marks for Krake Paul and Octopus Paul covering a broad specification in classes 9, 16, 18, 24, 25, 28, 29, 31, 35 and 41.
Rather a lot of Paul trade marks given he has official retired from football result prediciting. So, can we hope for a comeback of psychic Paul?