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Robert Niles

OMG - Is it something new at Six Flags?

Published: November 2, 2009 at 3:46 PM

Searching around the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office database today, I found this little nugget, which I had not seen reported before.

Six Flags has filed a trademark application on the term "OMG"

I'm sure that if someone else has the info on this, a sharp reader will point out in the comments just what an idiot I am for bringing it up now. But if not, and this is new, that sounds like a heckuva name for a thrill ride, doesn't it?

Others have filed applications for OMG, as well, but the USPTO has allowed multiple companies to use the same word as a trademark, if they are in different businesses. The application is relatively fresh, too, and, as far as I can tell, hasn't gotten to the point where it has been filed for opposition yet. (A step where others can dispute that the applicant should get the trademark.)

Any Six Flags sources or fans want to chime in?

Replies (9)

Nick Markham

Published: November 2, 2009 at 3:52 PM

That is just strange in my opinion.

Published: November 2, 2009 at 3:54 PM

The new name of Chang when it comes to Great America.
Jacob Sundstrom

Published: November 2, 2009 at 4:03 PM

I actually think it will be used as a new marketing tool. I have thought using the term "OMG" in an advertising campaign would be a "good" idea for quite some time and it would seem to fall in line with Six Flags' other television campaigns.

Published: November 2, 2009 at 5:00 PM

Probably just something to do with marketing.
Steven Lee

Published: November 2, 2009 at 7:30 PM

I agree that it is all about marketing. But really OMG? Why even bother trying to trademark it? Its something that is used everyday and really shouldn't go to one particular company or companies.
Six Flags OMG trademark < pointless.
David Graham

Published: November 3, 2009 at 10:56 AM

At least they didn't do WTF lol
Rod Whitenack

Published: November 3, 2009 at 1:33 PM

This ride will never be as scary as the upcoming OMFG ride at the Mall of America.
Bob Miller

Published: November 3, 2009 at 2:25 PM

I don't see what the fuss is all about, I get OMG (Old Mans' Gas) everyday and they're going to make a ride about such stuff?
Anthony Aldridge

Published: November 6, 2009 at 3:41 PM

as a Six Flags fan i study Six Flags i can't see it being a ride probably just a marketing campaign and Chang most likely will go to ST. Louis or America not Great America

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