War on Terror

Disney Trademarks Bin Laden Killers "Seal Team 6"

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Disney did not become a multi-billion dollar international entertainment conglomerate by accident -- it did it with some smart thinking. It proved it once again by trademarking "Seal Team 6," the name of the elite Navy Seals team that killed Osama Bin Laden.

According to the web site MediaBistro.com, Disney put in the application on May 3, just two days after the raid that left Bin Laden with a bullet in his eye.

"Seal Team 6" was included in thousands of news reports around the world, and Disney quickly figured out it could make a buck off of it.

MediaBistro writes:

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Disney’s trademark applications for “Seal Team 6″ cover clothing, footwear, headwear, toys, games and “entertainment and education services,” among other things.

Those other things? According to the Daily Mail:

A third request lists: "Toys, games and playthings; gymnastic and sporting articles (except clothing); hand-held units for playing electronic games other than those adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor; Christmas stockings; Christmas tree ornaments and decorations; snow globes."