September 29th, 2008 by Benjamin Duranske
Second Life creator Linden Lab is apparently in negotiations with in-world production studio and broadcaster SLCN.tv over SLCN’s pending trademark registration for the characters “SLCN” for “broadcasting radio and television programs in a virtual environment.” Linden Lab sought, and has been granted, a 90-day Request for an Extension of Time (.pdf) for Linden Lab to file a “notice of opposition” against the pending application. SLCN is the in-world production studio that is responsible for programs such as Metanomics, Real Biz in SL, and many others.
Linden Lab says it needs the extension because:
[Linden Lab] needs additional time to investigate the claim.
[Linden Lab] needs additional time to confer with counsel.
[Linden Lab] is engaged in settlement discussions with applicant.
Had Linden Lab not sought the extension of time, the SLCN trademark would have emerged from the period for opposition on September 18. Now, Linden Lab has until December 17 to file a notice of opposition.
SLCN is represented on the registration application by Thomas C. Wettach of Cohen & Grigsby. Linden Lab was represented on its request for an extension of time by Bobby A. Ghajar and James R. Cady of Howrey, LLP.
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