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Carolina Hurricanes Trademarks

The following list includes all pending trademark applications and active federal trademark registrations that are owned by the Carolina Hurricanes.

Please note: Gerben IP does not represent Carolina Hurricanes. This page is provided for informational purposes and reflects information available in public USPTO records.

Updated:
February 25, 2024

The Carolina Hurricanes are an NHL team that plays in the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference. However, the team was originally formed in 1971 in New England as the “Whalers,” and they participated in the World Hockey Association. In 1979, when the NHL merged with the WHA, the team became the Hartford Whalers, and left Boston after too many scheduling conflicts with the Boston Bruins. The Hurricanes as they are known today came to be in 1997 when they moved to Raleigh North Carolina. The Canes, as their also known, have won one Stanley Cup Championship in the 2005-06 season. This was North Carolina’s first ever major professional sports championship title.

The Canes current trademark portfolio is limited to its existence after 1997. Before then, the trademarks were owned by the New England Whalers Hockey Club and was limited to the team’s name. All the marks owned by the individual club have expired, but the NHL has registered two marks that are still live. The NHL registered the work mark as well as the logo, both for clothing, and presumably use the marks on vintage hockey attire. The marks have only recently been registered, as they were filed in 2018.

The first Hurricanes-specific trademark was filed in 1997, as the franchise secured its name. In addition to the name, the team did not hesitate to file its primary and secondary logos the same year. The primary logo is a stylized hurricane and is relatively unchanged to this day. The secondary logo features a hockey stick as the pole of a storm warning flag and has been used as a patch on the uniform’s shoulder. Since a hurricane does not make the best mascot, the team resorted to “Stormy the Ice Hog.” The Canes have also registered his image for entertainment services, but they have not yet registered his female counterpart, “Caroline the Ice Hog.”

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CANES

Serial Number:
97368578
Registration Number:
7136286
Word Mark:
CANES
Goods and Services:

IC 032. US 045 046 048. G & S Beer; Lager; Craft beer; all of the foregoing to commemorate a professional ice hockey team. FIRST USE: 20191005. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20191005.

Filling Date:
2022-04-18
Registration Date:
2023-08-15
Current Basis:
1A
Owner:
Hurricanes Hockey Limited Partnership
Attorney of Record:
Thomas G. Varnum
Description of Mark:
(3) Illustration: Drawing or design which also includes word(s)/ letter(s)/number(s). The mark consists of the word CANES with two squares embedded in the "C".
Type of Mark:
Trademark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE

Logo #1

Serial Number:
97368575
Registration Number:
7055057
Goods and Services:

IC 032. US 045 046 048. G & S Beer; Lager; Craft beer. FIRST USE: 20191005. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20191005.

Filling Date:
2022-04-18
Registration Date:
2023-05-16
Current Basis:
1A
Owner:
Hurricanes Hockey Limited Partnership
Attorney of Record:
THOMAS G. VARNUM
Description of Mark:
(2) Illustration: Drawing or design without any word(s)/letter(s)/ number(s). The mark consists of a stylized design of a hurricane.
Type of Mark:
Trademark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE

C

Serial Number:
97348816
Registration Number:
Pending Application
Word Mark:
C
Goods and Services:

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S Entertainment services, namely, professional ice hockey exhibitions.

Filling Date:
2022-04-06
Current Basis:
1B
Owner:
Hurricanes Hockey Limited Partnership
Attorney of Record:
Thomas H. Prochnow
Description of Mark:
(3) Illustration: Drawing or design which also includes word(s)/ letter(s)/number(s). The mark consists of the letter "C" with two squares embedded.
Type of Mark:
Service mark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE

C

Serial Number:
97348814
Registration Number:
Pending Application
Word Mark:
C
Goods and Services:

IC 025. US 022 039. G & S Clothing, namely, bandanas, baseball caps, beach cover-ups, belts, body suits, boxer shorts, cloth bibs, coats, dresses, footwear, ear muffs, gloves, hats, headbands, hosiery, housecoats, jackets, jerseys, leggings, leotards, mittens, nightshirts, pajamas, pants, rain coats, rain wear, robes, scarves, shirts, shorts, skirts, socks, suits, sun visors being headwear, suspenders, sweaters, sweatpants, sweatshirts, swimsuits, swim trunks, t-shirts, ties, toques, underwear, vests, warm-up suits and wristbands.

Filling Date:
2022-04-06
Current Basis:
1B
Owner:
Hurricanes Hockey Limited Partnership
Attorney of Record:
Thomas H. Prochnow
Description of Mark:
(3) Illustration: Drawing or design which also includes word(s)/ letter(s)/number(s). The mark consists of the letter "C" with two squares embedded.
Type of Mark:
Trademark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE

NC

Serial Number:
97348812
Registration Number:
Pending Application
Word Mark:
NC
Goods and Services:

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S Entertainment services, namely, professional ice hockey exhibitions.

Filling Date:
2022-04-06
Current Basis:
1B
Owner:
Hurricanes Hockey Limited Partnership
Attorney of Record:
Thomas H. Prochnow
Description of Mark:
(3) Illustration: Drawing or design which also includes word(s)/ letter(s)/number(s). The mark consists of the letters "NC" with two squares embedded within the letter "C".
Type of Mark:
Service mark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE

NC

Serial Number:
97348808
Registration Number:
Pending Application
Word Mark:
NC
Goods and Services:

IC 025. US 022 039. G & S Clothing, namely, bandanas, baseball caps, beach cover-ups, belts, body suits, boxer shorts, cloth bibs, coats, dresses, footwear, ear muffs, gloves, hats, headbands, hosiery, housecoats, jackets, jerseys, leggings, leotards, mittens, nightshirts, pajamas, pants, rain coats, rain wear, robes, scarves, shirts, shorts, skirts, socks, suits, sun visors being headwear, suspenders, sweaters, sweatpants, sweatshirts, swimsuits, swim trunks, t-shirts, ties, toques, underwear, vests, warm-up suits and wristbands.

Filling Date:
2022-04-06
Current Basis:
1B
Owner:
Hurricanes Hockey Limited Partnership
Attorney of Record:
Thomas H. Prochnow
Description of Mark:
(3) Illustration: Drawing or design which also includes word(s)/ letter(s)/number(s). The mark consists of the letters "NC" with two squares embedded in the letter "C".
Type of Mark:
Trademark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE

Logo #2

Serial Number:
76071756
Registration Number:
2666958
Goods and Services:

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S Entertainment services, namely, organizing exhibitions for children's hockey games related to a professional sports team, and organizing exhibitions for hockey events; fan clubs for a professional sports team. FIRST USE: 20011001. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20021001.

Filling Date:
2000-06-16
Registration Date:
2002-12-24
Current Basis:
1A
Owner:
HURRICANES HOCKEY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
Attorney of Record:
Thomas H. Prochnow
Description of Mark:
(2) Illustration: Drawing or design without any word(s)/letter(s)/ number(s).
Type of Mark:
Service mark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE

HURRICANES

Serial Number:
75425590
Registration Number:
2289535
Word Mark:
HURRICANES
Goods and Services:

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S entertainment services, namely, providing professional hockey exhibitions. FIRST USE: 19970913. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19970913.

Filling Date:
1998-01-29
Registration Date:
1999-10-26
Current Basis:
1A
Owner:
HURRICANES HOCKEY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, ITS GENERAL PARTNER DCP HH LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
Attorney of Record:
Thomas H. Prochnow
Description of Mark:
Type of Mark:
Service mark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE

Logo #3

Serial Number:
75306561
Registration Number:
2215408
Goods and Services:

IC 025. US 022 039. G & S clothing, namely, caps, hats, jackets, jerseys, shirts, shorts, sweatpants, sweatshirts, T-shirts, ties and warm-up suits. FIRST USE: 19970816. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19970816.

Filling Date:
1997-06-10
Registration Date:
1998-12-29
Current Basis:
1A
Owner:
HURRICANES HOCKEY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, ITS GENERAL PARTNER DCP HH LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
Attorney of Record:
Thomas H. Prochnow
Description of Mark:
(2) Illustration: Drawing or design without any word(s)/letter(s)/ number(s).
Type of Mark:
Trademark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE

Logo #4

Serial Number:
75306557
Registration Number:
2241956
Goods and Services:

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S entertainment services, namely, providing professional hockey exhibitions. FIRST USE: 19970913. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19970913.

Filling Date:
1997-06-10
Registration Date:
1999-04-27
Current Basis:
1A
Owner:
HURRICANES HOCKEY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, ITS GENERAL PARTNER DCP HH LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
Attorney of Record:
Thomas H. Prochnow
Description of Mark:
(2) Illustration: Drawing or design without any word(s)/letter(s)/ number(s).
Type of Mark:
Service mark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE

Logo #5

Serial Number:
75306343
Registration Number:
2243540
Goods and Services:

IC 025. US 022 039. G & S clothing, namely, belts, boxer shorts, caps, cloth bibs, gloves, hats, headbands, jackets, jerseys, mittens, pants, scarves, shirts, shorts, socks, sweaters, sweatpants, sweatshirts, T-shirts, ties, warm-up suits and wristbands. FIRST USE: 19970616. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19970616.

Filling Date:
1997-06-10
Registration Date:
1999-05-04
Current Basis:
1A
Owner:
HURRICANES HOCKEY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, ITS GENERAL PARTNER DCP HH LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
Attorney of Record:
Thomas H. Prochnow
Description of Mark:
(2) Illustration: Drawing or design without any word(s)/letter(s)/ number(s).
Type of Mark:
Trademark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE

Logo #6

Serial Number:
75306074
Registration Number:
2215407
Goods and Services:

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S entertainment services, namely, providing professional hockey exhibitions. FIRST USE: 19970913. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19970913.

Filling Date:
1997-06-10
Registration Date:
1998-12-29
Current Basis:
1A
Owner:
HURRICANES HOCKEY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, ITS GENERAL PARTNER DCP HH LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
Attorney of Record:
Thomas H. Prochnow
Description of Mark:
(2) Illustration: Drawing or design without any word(s)/letter(s)/ number(s).
Type of Mark:
Service mark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE

CAROLINA HURRICANES

Serial Number:
75286434
Registration Number:
2254170
Word Mark:
CAROLINA HURRICANES
Goods and Services:

IC 025. US 022 039. G & S clothing to commemorate a professional hockey team, namely, boxer shorts, caps, cloth bibs, dresses, gloves, hats, jackets, mittens, pajamas, scarves, shirts, shorts, socks, sweaters, sweatpants, sweatshirts, swim trunks, T-shirts, ties, underwear, warm-up suits and wristbands. FIRST USE: 19970616. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19970616.

Filling Date:
1997-05-02
Registration Date:
1999-06-15
Current Basis:
1A
Owner:
HURRICANES HOCKEY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, ITS GENERAL PARTNER DCP HH LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
Attorney of Record:
Thomas H. Prochnow
Description of Mark:
Type of Mark:
Trademark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE

HURRICANES

Serial Number:
75286433
Registration Number:
2500591
Word Mark:
HURRICANES
Goods and Services:

IC 025. US 022 039. G & S clothing to commemorate a professional hockey team, namely, bandannas, [ beach coverups, belts, ] body suits, boxer shorts, caps, cloth bibs, [ coats, ] dresses, ear muffs, footwear, gloves, hats, headbands, [ hosiery, ] housecoats, jackets, jerseys, leggings, leotards, mittens, nightshirts, pajamas, pants, [ rain coats, ] rainwear, robes, scarves, shirts, shorts, skirts, socks, suits, [ sun visors, suspenders, ] sweaters, sweatpants, sweatshirts, swimsuits, swim trunks, T-shirts, ties, toques, underwear, vests [, warm-up suits and wristbands ]. FIRST USE: 19970616. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19970616.

Filling Date:
1997-05-02
Registration Date:
2001-10-23
Current Basis:
1A
Owner:
Hurricanes Hockey Limited Partnership
Attorney of Record:
Thomas H. Prochnow
Description of Mark:
Type of Mark:
Trademark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE

HURRICANES

Serial Number:
75286432
Registration Number:
2562074
Word Mark:
HURRICANES
Goods and Services:

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S entertainment services, namely, providing professional hockey exibitions. FIRST USE: 19970913. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19970913.

Filling Date:
1997-05-02
Registration Date:
2002-04-16
Current Basis:
1A
Owner:
Hurricanes Hockey Limited Partnership
Attorney of Record:
Thomas H. Prochnow
Description of Mark:
Type of Mark:
Service mark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE

CAROLINA HURRICANES

Serial Number:
75285819
Registration Number:
2336473
Word Mark:
CAROLINA HURRICANES
Goods and Services:

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S entertainment services, namely, providing professional hockey exhibitions. FIRST USE: 19970913. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19970913.

Filling Date:
1997-05-02
Registration Date:
2000-03-28
Current Basis:
1A
Owner:
HURRICANES HOCKEY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, ITS GENERAL PARTNER DCP HH LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
Attorney of Record:
Thomas H. Prochnow
Description of Mark:
Type of Mark:
Service mark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE

WH

Serial Number:
73237792
Registration Number:
1161394
Word Mark:
WH
Goods and Services:

IC 041. US 107. G & S Entertainment Services Rendered by a Professional Hockey Team. FIRST USE: 19790523. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19790606.

Filling Date:
1979-11-05
Registration Date:
1981-07-14
Current Basis:
1A
Owner:
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Attorney of Record:
Thomas H. Prochnow
Description of Mark:
(3) Illustration: Drawing or design which also includes word(s)/ letter(s)/number(s). The mark consists of the letters "H" and "W".
Type of Mark:
Service mark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE
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