Sylvester Stallone Trademarks
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September 21, 2023
Sylvester Stallone is an award-winning American actor, best known for his roles in the Rambo series of movies and the Rocky series of movies. Although best known for his on-screen roles in big-budget action movies, Stallone is also a screenwriter, producer, and director. He is the only actor to star in a box office number one film in six consecutive decades in American film history.
Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone was born on July 6, 1946. He was the son of a hairdresser named Francesco Stallone and a women’s wrestling promoter and dancer, named Jacqueline Stallone. They lived in Manhattan, New York when he was born, but later moved to Washington, D.C.
Labor complications caused Stallone to have nerve damage that partially paralyzed his face, giving him his trademark snarl and speech. He was bullied as a child because of this and found acting and bodybuilding to be an escape. He went to Miami Dade College and the American College of Switzerland. He came back to the United States in 1967 to study drama at the University of Miami.
Stallone’s early acting roles were small and inconsequential, sometimes, even uncredited. He appeared in MASH (1970), Pigeons (1970), Bananas (1971), The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975) with television appearances in Police Story and Kojak.
In 1975, Stallone wrote the script for the movie that would propel him to fame, Rocky, in just three days. He refused to sell the rights to the movie until he was promised he would be cast in the leading role. Rocky debuted in 1976 and was nominated for ten Academy Awards, winning Best Picture, Best Film Editing, and Best Directing.
He next starred in Paradise Alley (1978), in which he made his directorial debut. He also starred in the movie F.I.S.T. (1978). Rocky II was released in 1979, which Stallone starred in as well as wrote and directed. Although it did not match the monumental success of the first movie, it did make more than $200 million.
He starred in Escape to Victory (1981) and Nighthawks (1981), before being cast as the main character Rambo in First Blood in 1982. That year he also wrote, directed, and starred in Rocky III, which was another box office success.
He directed Stayin Alive (1983). This stands as the only movie he has directed but not starred in. In 1985, he saw further success with Rocky IV and Rambo: First Blood Part II. This was followed by Cobra (1986) and Over the Top (1987). In 1989 he co-starred with Kurt Russell in Tango and Cash, which was a big commercial success, grossing over $120 million.
Stallone had many successful movies throughout the 1990s, mostly in the action genre, including Rocky V (1990), Cliffhanger (1993), The Specialist (1994), Judge Dredd (1995) Assassins (1995), Daylight (1996), and Cop Land (1997). He took a break from films in the early 2000s, returning with Rocky Balboa (2006), which grossed over $24 million. In 2008, he reprised the character of John Rambo in the movie Rambo. He wrote, directed, and starred in The Expendables (2010), which had the largest commercial opening of any of Stallone’s movies. He followed this with The Expendables 2 (2012), Bullet to the Head (2013), Escape Plan (2013), Grudge Match (2013), and he also wrote Homefront (2013) starring Jason Statham.
He reprised his Rocky character in 2015 for the spin-off-sequel film, Creed, which was both a critical and commercial success. In 2018 he appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Escape Plan 2: Hades, and Creed II. He also starred in Rambo: Last Blood, which was filmed in 2018 but released in 2019.
Stallone has not personally obtained any trademark registrations. He is the CEO of Rogue Marble Productions, Inc., which obtained a trademark registration for the name Sylvester Stallone to be used in entertainment and to promote goods and services of others. Rogue Marble Productions, Inc. also filed a trademark application for several other words, names, and phrases related to Stallone and his movies, such as Balboa Productions, A Sylvester Stallone Company, and Balboa Talent, however, those have since been abandoned.
Stallone married Jennifer Flavin in 1997, and the couple has three daughters, Scarlet, Sistine, and Sophia. He lives with his family in Beverly Park, California. He is still actively involved in several film projects. Sylvester is currently working on a biographical film depicting the life of famed boxer Jack “Galveston Giant” Johnson and has plans to star in two upcoming films: Samaritan, which is a dark superhero film, and the film adaptation of Hunter, which is based on the novel by James Byron Huggins. He is also working on two other film projects that are still in the early stages. It is believed that Stallone’s net worth is around $450 million, mostly from acting, writing, and directing films.
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IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S Retail store services featuring apparel, apparel accessories, footwear, bathrobes, towels, blankets, beverageware, electronic accessories, sporting equipment, toy and action figures, posters, keychains, film merchandise, memorabilia and gifts. FIRST USE: 20180615. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20180615.
IC 033. US 047 049. G & S Bourbon; liquor; spirits; alcoholic beverages, except beer.
IC 030. US 046. G & S Coffee; coffee drinks.
IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S promoting the goods and services of others through the issuance of product endorsements and personal appearances. FIRST USE: 20040000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20040000.
IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S entertainment services, namely, providing a website featuring information on movies, books on a variety of topics, and physical fitness instruction; entertainment services, namely, personal appearances by a movie star and celebrity. FIRST USE: 19980000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19980000.