Ultra PRO International, a company that sells various items based on the doge internet meme, files an application to trademark the word ‘doge’. They reassure Dogecoin users and other fans of the meme that they are not trying to prevent others from using the term:
We didn’t think about going after anyone with the filing, nor do we plan to, but we always file because typically people come after us.
@socks_the_fox no, we will not issue C&Ds, if we do receive the mark we will offer royalty-free rights to use it to vendors
— Ultra PRO (@UltraProIntl) June 23, 2014