Owner of Mystic Motel Files Complaint Against Kings Island Over Mystic Timbers Trademark
In October, the enthusiast community went berserk over a story that went viral. The owner of a home haunt built in a family garage, Mystic Motel, was suing Silver Dollar City over the use of the name Mystic River Falls for it’s new water attraction, citing a likelihood of confusion between the two attractions. Turns out that wasn’t his only lawsuit.
Hidden deep in the paperwork for the US Patent and Trademark Office, was another claim filed by Mystic Motel’s owners, against Kings Island. The claim cites that the backyard haunt Mystic Motel would easily be confused with the award-winning Mystic Timbers roller coaster. Bizarrely enough, it seems the US Patent and Trademark Office, has placed Mystic Timber’s trademark into the pending cancellation subcategory, pending the outcome of the case. It is important to note that it seems the owner of Mystic Motel did not submit a complaint during the original filing of the Mystic Timbers trademark. The claim was submitted as the filer said he has plans to open a theme park someday and he wants to protect the “Mystic” mark.
Alongside these two cases, Mystic Motel’s owner has filed dozens of claims against anyone using the terms Mystic, or Hollywood. Most of these cases involve properties named for a geographic landmark in the region that the attraction was built.
Stay tuned as this is a still-developing story.
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