Shania Twain Trademarks
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September 21, 2023
Shania Twain is an iconic country and pop music singer and songwriter from Canada.
Twain’s given name is Eilleen Regina Edwards and she was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada in 1965. Her parents were named Sharon and Clarence Edwards, and she had two sisters. Twain’s parents divorced when she was a toddler. Her mother moved the family to Timmins, Ontario, where she soon married Jerry Twain. Together they had one son and adopted another.
When Twain was eight years old, she began singing at local bars. At thirteen, she performed on the Tommy Hunter Show. She attended Timmins High and Vocational School, where she graduated in 1993. She was also the singer for a local cover band during her high school years. After the band broke up, she toured all over Ontario with a different clover band named Flirt. Her parents died in a car crash in 1987, causing her to return home to care for her siblings. She supported herself and her siblings by performing at a nearby resort in Huntsville, Ontario.
After her siblings became more independent, she was able to put together a demo tape which garnered the attention of several record labels. She was signed by Mercury Nashville Records and given the stage name Shania. She released her debut album in 1993, titled Shania Twain. The album was not a commercial success, although it did have two singles that received some radio airplay, “Dance with the One That Brought You” and “What Made You Say That.” The third single was called “You Lay a Whole Lot of Love on Me,” and it did not reach the chart at all. Twain only helped to co-write one song on that album, “God Ain’t Gonna Getcha for That.”
Twain met and married famed rock producer, Robert John Lange in 1993. He helped to write many of the songs on her second studio album, The Woman in Me. The first single from the album was, “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?” It went all the way to number 11 on the Billboard Country Chart. “Any Man of Mine” was the second single, and would be her first number one hit, first country top ten, and first top forty hit. “(If You’re Not in It for Love) I’m Outta Here!,” “You Win My Love,” and “No One Needs to Know” were also number one hit singles from this album. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album and Album of the Year from the Academy of Country Music, who also named her Best New Female Vocalist.
Of the 16 tracks on her third studio album, 12 became singles and 11 of the singles had videos. The album, which was titled Come On Over, was not only a commercial success, it established Twain as a successful crossover artist. After 99 weeks, Come On Over had the longest ever stay of an album in the Top 20 of the Billboard 200. It won a total of six Grammys and sold over 40 million copies worldwide. Top singles from this album were “You’re Still the One,” “Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You),” “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” and “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” She supported the album with The Come On Over Tour which won the Country Tour of the Year award given by Pollstar Concert Industry Awards two years in a row. After this success, Twain took a couple of years away from music. During this time she gave birth to her first son, Eja. After a change in management, Shania returned to the studio.
Twain released her fourth studio album in late 2002, called Up! She also supported this album with a successful world tour. Top singles from the album were “Forever and for Always,” “Thank You Baby! (For Makin’ Someday Come So Soon),” and “She’s Not Just a Pretty Face.” She released a Greatest Hits album in 2004. In 2008, Twain announced that she would be divorcing her husband and longtime producer. She took another hiatus from music.
In 2017, Twain released her fifth studio album, Now, which debuted at number one. Her second Las Vegas residency called Let’s Go! began in December of 2019.
Twain has also worked on television and in film. She continues to write and perform music.
In 2002, Regina Twain obtained a federal trademark registration for her stage name “SHANIA TWAIN” to cover use of the name with musical recordings on records, CDs, tapes, and videos. It also covers use on posters, calendars, photographs, and other printed items. The registration also covers use with clothing items such as t-shirts and long sleeved shirts, caps, hats, and sweatshirts, as well as live music concerts.
In 2011, Twain obtained a federal trademark registration for her stage name “SHANIA TWAIN” to cover entertainment services, specifically, live music concerts.
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IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S Entertainment services, namely, live music concerts. FIRST USE: 19930302. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20110608.
IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S Pre-recorded musical recordings on records, compact disks, [ tapes ] and videos. FIRST USE: 19930228. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19930228.
IC 016. US 002 005 022 023 029 037 038 050. G & S Posters [, mounted and unmounted photographs, calendars, sheet music, and printed inserts for key chains ]. FIRST USE: 19921200. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19930100.
IC 025. US 022 039. G & S clothing, namely, T-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, sweatshirts, hats and caps. FIRST USE: 19930500. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19930600.
IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S [ entertainment, namely, live music concerts ]. FIRST USE: 19930226. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19930302.