Another trademark dispute is brewing on the Las Vegas Strip, this one over the sale of “Palazzo” clothing items such as T-shirts at the Palazzo hotel-casino.
Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s Palazzo hotel-casino sued Palazzo Design Corp. of Houston on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas.
Attorneys for the hotel-casino said in the suit that the Houston company claims to have the exclusive rights to sell Palazzo clothing items — a claim disputed by the Las Vegas Sands attorneys.
This should be cut and dry. Whoever owns the trademark in the appropriate category owns the right to do what they want with the name. I don’t want to deal with trademark law because it sucks and is boring. I’ve never seen a Palazzo t-shirt, but I’ll look in the gift shop on my next trip to Las Vegas.
This leads me to question why Paramount, creators of the movie Naked Gun, didn’t trademark the name Enrico Palazzo, a favorite character of many. If they did they could have made hundreds, maybe thousands, in merchandising products with the name Enrico Palazzo. I would have purchased numerous items. I guess we’ll never know.
If you’d like to see Enrico Palazzo in action enjoy the videos below.
Naked Gun is one of my favorite movies of all time. If you don’t own it – you should. A link to purchase is below.