01.23.2013

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SEATTLE (January 23, 2013) – Perkins Coie, along with co-counsel Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), are representing a group of gaymers (individuals who self-identify with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community who have an active interest in video games) pro bono in a petition filed with the Trademark Office to cancel the “Gaymer” trademark registration. 

The petitioner, an association of gaymers who are subscribers of the subreddit located at: reddit.com/r/gaymers, believes that the term “gaymer” is and should remain in the public domain, free for use by all to identify and describe members of this community, and not “owned” by any individual or organization.

The Perkins Coie Seattle team includes Judith B. Jennison, William C. Rava, Alexander A.J. Garcia, Jeffrey Nelson and Nicola C. Menaldo

Click here to read the petition.

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