“Brosectomy” – When Men Want to be Snipped Together
A trademark for “Brosectomy” was recently published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. This trademark is for near simultaneous performance of vasectomies on groups of men. The trademark was filed by Dr. Paul Turek. Dr. Turek is the director of The Turek Clinics. The Brosectomy experience of Dr. Turek was featured on Good Morning America and The Wall Street Journal.
The web site of the Turek Clinics says that the “group vasectomy trend is taking the world by storm.” So why hasn’t anyone asked me to have a vasectomy with them? Am I that unpopular with my friends? It seems like I always have to be the instigator with lunches, date nights, and now with group vasectomies.
Having a party for buddies to get snipped together can’t be fun though, right? Think again. Their web site says that with this Brosectomy experience, you’ll have “team support, characterized by hoots, hugs, fist pumps and high fives, like you haven’t seen since your school days.” What? I don’t have any friends like that. I’m not sure I want any friends like that. “You got snipped Wes? Yahoo! Hot dog! Get over here man and let’s hug it out!” Call me old fashioned, but in that situation I’d prefer we just not look at each other and never speak of it again.
For Intellectual Property Attorneys Only
Information from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s website provides the following data about this trademark application:
|Goods and Services||IC 044. US 100 101. G & S: Medical services, namely, near simultaneous performance of vasectomy procedures on organized groups of patients. FIRST USE: 20170804. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20170804|
|Standard Characters Claimed|
|Mark Drawing Code||(4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK|
|Filing Date||August 23, 2017|
|Original Filing Basis||1B|
|Published for Opposition||January 16, 2018|
|Owner||(APPLICANT) Turek, Paul J INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES The Turek Clinic 55 Francisco St. Suite 300 San Francisco CALIFORNIA 94133|
|Attorney of Record||Mark G Lappin|
|Type of Mark||SERVICE MARK|