Los Angeles Based LMFAO Reveals Meaning of Name in Trademark Application

By Joseph Mandour on April 23, 2012

lawyerLos Angeles – LMFAO, the electronic pop duo with chart topping hits including “Sorry for Party Rocking” and “Sexy and I Know It” was recently required to reveal the meaning of its name in trademark filings. To this point it has been a mystery with much speculation as to what the acronym of the Los Angeles based pair really stood for. Included in the speculation were names such as “Loving My Friends and Others.”

Trademark Attorneys representing LMFAO have recently filed four trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In the ‘Miscellaneous Statement’ portion of the applications it is stated that “the term LFMAO stand for “laughing my freaking ass off.” Apparently, parents can breathe a sigh of relief that the ‘F’ stands for “freaking” as opposed to a certain four letter word that many claimed it to be. In 2008, when the band originally attempted to trademark its name, its applications were refused by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s examining attorney who claimed that the trademark consisted of “immoral, deceptive, or scandalous matter.” In other words, trademarks with cuss words cannot be registered with the USPTO. With that lesson learned the band let those applications abandon and changed its strategy this time around.

The duo consisting of Stefan Kendal Gordy aka “RedFoo” and Skyler Austen Gordy aka “SkuBlu” have also filed for another questionable trademark containing a word that the USPTO may not approve. Appart from its envelope pushing trademark applications, the band has also filed for the “Party Rock” trademark. So, not only can you listen to LMFAO on the radio but you can also wear its “Party Rock” clothing as LMFAO are the owners of trademark registrations Nos. 4,010,158 and 4,013,318 for “Party Rock” in class 25 for apparel.

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