I have mentioned in one of my previous articles that trademark applications were filed for the haori (jacket) patterns of the characters that appear in Damon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. The first examination results came out.
My previous article: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba-related trademark application
The Giyu, Shinobu, and Rengoku patterns were registered as trademarks on June 3, 2021. (Registration numbers 6397486, 6397487, and 6397488)
If you are interested, select “Trademark Number Inquiry” from “Trademark” of J-PlatPat and enter the above number in the registration number field to see the detailed information.
Personally, I thought Shinobu and Rengoku patterns had possibilities of being registered, but Giyu pattern might be difficult, so it was rather as expected. The haori with two-side-patterns of Giyu may have contributed to his discriminating power.
In addition, on the same day, the character names of 炭次郎(Tanjiro), 禰豆子(Nezuko), 善逸(Zenitsu),伊之助(Inosuke), and 義勇(Giyu) as well as 全集中(Full Concentration), 無限列車(Infinite Train), and 鬼殺隊(Demon Slayer corps) were registered as trademarks in standard characters. The right holder for all of them is Shueisha Co., Ltd.
On the other hand, the reasons for refusal were notified for the Tanjiro, the Nezuko, and the Zenitsu patterns. All applicable articles are Article 3, Paragraph 1, Item 6 and are certified as having no discriminating power.
There is a good chance that the applicant, Shueisha, will respond to the three reasons for refusal, so I would like to continue to look at future examination results. (Marron)