Howard Stern Trademarks
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September 22, 2023
Howard Allan Stern, born January 12, 1954 in Queens New York, is a talk show host, a disc jockey, an author, and a television personality. Throughout his iconic career, he built a vast trademark portfolio to protect his various brand ventures. Stern initiated his career path as a marketing executive and later worked with many radio stations including WWWW, WWDC, WNBC, and WXRK. Stern has an extroverted personality and with his famous TV show “The Howard Stern Show”, he was able to gain popularity and become a national sensation. He was born to Ben and Ray Stern and grew up with his elder sister. Stern’s mother worked as an office worker and later took over as a respiratory therapist. His father served in the US Army and later became a radio engineer. Stern completed his studies from “Washington Rose Elementary” and “Roosevelt High School”. At a young age, Stern became interested in dolls and would often run doll shows in order to entertain his friends. Stern also formed a band called “The Electric Comic Book” and took piano lessons.
Since an early age, Stern had a passion to become a radio host, and he convinced his parents to construct a fictional studio in their basement. While completing his BA in Communications from Boston University, Stern had the opportunity to work for a radio station on his campus. In the beginning, he used to read news and play music for his audience, but he later moved onto hosting live shows and interviews as well. Stern was given the Class 1 wireless operator license from the Federal Communications Commission. He landed his first job in the year 1975 with WNTN, Massachusetts.
Later on, Stern worked at a New York advertising agency, Benton and Bowles, where he had a title of marketing executive. He later moved to the creative department of the same agency. His goal had always been to work in a radio station, therefore, he started focusing completely on finding a job in the entertainment industry. He eventually landed a job as a radio salesman and later became the production manager of the radio station. Apart from this, he also started participating in comedies and commercials which attracted attention and fame. In 1980, Stern won a Billboard Award for ‘Album-Oriented Rock Personality of the Year’, this was when he was working independently with the radio station WWWW. He managed to gain great popularity as a personality with this show. However, he was later forced to resign as the station’s overall popularity deteriorated. His breakthrough moment was when he started hosting morning shows in Washington which proved to be a great success. This success landed him a five-year contract with WNBC, with whom he also agreed to host an afternoon session. Stern made his debut on the TV talk show “Late Night with David Letterman” in the year 1982. Later he had some conflicts with WNBC which resulted in him being terminated. After that, stern started performing live in clubs and also appeared in the ‘People’ magazine which increased his popularity further.
His rise to fame landed him several opportunities as a show host, work on television programs and much more. Some of his famous shows include “The Late Show,” “Howard Stern’s Negligee & Underpants Party,” and “The Howard Stern Show.” His popularity was taken to new heights when he released his autobiography ‘Private Parts’ (which he now owns a trademark for). This book was spotted on The New York Times best-seller list in October 1993. In the year 1995, Stern released another best-selling book ‘Miss America’. His book ‘Private Parts’ was later turned into a hit movie starring Howard Stern himself. In the year 2011, Stern replaced Pierce Morgan as a judge on America’s Got Talent in its seventh season. His third book ‘Howard Stern Comes Again’ was released in 2019.
Stern has filed trademark applications with the names ‘ERASEIST’, ‘ERASE-IST’, ‘ERASIST’ in association with clothing like shirts, pants, jackets, footwear, hats and caps, athletic uniforms; Belts; Blazers and much more. He also filed documents for trademarks with the name ‘H HOWARD TV’, ‘H HOWARDSTERN.COM’ and ‘KING OF ALL MEDIA’ in the entertainment category. This trademark covers entertainment services, live performances and an on-going radio, satellite, and television broadcast programs. Additionally, he has a trademark to protect the name of his book ‘Private Parts’. The trademark application is for goods like books, booklets, posters, and newsletters containing information and likenesses relating to a radio, motion picture and television personality and more. Howard Stern has an estimated net worth of almost $670 million.
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IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S On-line electronic newsletters delivered by e-mail in the field of social activism; Providing on-line newsletters in the field of social activism; Providing online newsletters in the field of social activism via e-mail.
IC 025. US 022 039. G & S Athletic apparel, namely, shirts, pants, jackets, footwear, hats and caps, athletic uniforms; Belts; Blazers; Blouses; Bottoms as clothing; Bras; Camisoles; Coats; Coverups; Dresses; Flip flops; Footwear; Gloves; Hats; Headbands; Headwear; Jackets; Jeans; Jumpsuits; Leotards; Lingerie; Loungewear; Mittens; Pajamas; Pants; Robes; Scarves; Shirts; Shoes; Shorts; Skirts; Sleepwear; Sneakers; Socks; Stockings; Suits; Suspenders; Sweat bands; Sweat jackets; Sweat pants; Sweat shirts; Sweat shorts; Sweat suits; Sweaters; Swim wear; Swim suits; Swimwear; Tights; Tops as clothing; Trousers; Underpants; Undershirts; Underwear; Uniforms; Vests; Visors being headwear; Baseball caps and hats; Bath robes; Clothing wraps; Hooded sweat shirts; T-shirts. FIRST USE: 20201001. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20201001.
IC 038. US 100 101 104. G & S Television broadcasting in the field of entertainment and news. FIRST USE: 20060403. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20060403.
IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S Entertainment services, namely, providing news in the field of entertainment and current events and entertainment, namely, providing an Internet website portal in the field of entertainment and current events on the Internet. FIRST USE: 20060109. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20060109.
IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S Entertainment services, namely, live performances and an on-going radio, satellite, and television broadcast program, all by a radio, satellite radio and television personality featuring humorous observations of the human condition. FIRST USE: 19940000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19940000.
IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S Entertainment services, namely, live performances by an individual featuring observations of the human condition. FIRST USE: 20051216. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20051216.
IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S entertainment services, namely, radio talk shows featuring performances by a radio personality. FIRST USE: 19760000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19760000.
IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S prerecorded video and audio tapes and discs featuring comedy performances. FIRST USE: 19950000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19950000.
IC 016. US 002 005 022 023 029 037 038 050. G & S printed matter, namely, books, booklets, posters and newsletters containing information and likenesses relating to a radio, motion picture and television personality and celebrity. FIRST USE: 19931000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19931000.
IC 041. US 107. G & S entertainment services; namely, comedic routines by an individual rendered through the medium of radio and television. FIRST USE: 19810700. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19810700.