Knotts' coaster name quasi-confirmed.

Wednesday, September 17, 2003 2:40 PM
A friend did some searching on USPTO and he found that Knotts (Cedar Fair) has the Trademark for SILVER BULLET . It's all registered and ready to go. It was filed on 5/28/03 and its serial number is 76517716.

[edited to include link] http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/gate.exe?f=doc&state=j2ehgi.2.1

Well I guess the rumors about Project: Silver Bullet were correct afterall. :)

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*** This post was edited by Swoosh 9/17/2003 6:42:35 PM ***

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Wednesday, September 17, 2003 2:48 PM
This kind of ruins the surprise but at the same time good find!

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Wednesday, September 17, 2003 2:48 PM
Hey, what about the shot glasses??? ;)

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Wednesday, September 17, 2003 2:50 PM
Don't slow down tonight with the Silver Bullet. Meh.

Bad beer, bad coaster name.

Since it's in Fiesta Village (sorta) I think it should be called La Chupacabra.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2003 3:00 PM
They had to choose Silver Bullet....M:TR is already copyrighted ;)

el mOOSHO

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Wednesday, September 17, 2003 3:07 PM
Well it fits into the Ghost Town theme and we know it won't be a coninuation of the Bird of Prey theme. But perhaps that just means it won't be an invert.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2003 3:13 PM
I hate coninuations ;)

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Wednesday, September 17, 2003 3:14 PM
Like MagnumForce said, its in Ghost Town, not Fiesta Village. In truth, it is technically located in the Indian Trails area. However, I think that Indian Trails is on its way out as Silver Bullet comes in. So that would make it a part of Ghost Town, hence the Western sort of name Silver Bullet.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2003 3:28 PM
The "Silver Bullet" was a fairly long lived ad campaign for Coors. While I personally don't see them relinquishing the trademark, it is possible that they let it expire.The other explanation is that CF bought the rights.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2003 3:37 PM
I doubt Coors cares, otherwise this coaster would not have been operating in the US as Silver Bullet since 1979.

mOOSH

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Wednesday, September 17, 2003 3:46 PM
They were going to name it Timberhawk until they checked the copyright. It's going to be very pretty. :)

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Wednesday, September 17, 2003 4:45 PM
I was going to ask, what exactly is the point of registering a word like that? Like on CP's site, Chaos has a trademark on it - you mean to tell me that there isn't another ride in the United States called (legally) Chaos? And if there is, CP can sue them to have it changed? That seems like it goes a little far. I can understand flagship coasters, but usually those names are original enough that they don't need to be copyrighted it seems ...

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Wednesday, September 17, 2003 5:10 PM
Just because a trademark exists for one product doesn't mean it can't be used for another product. If that were the case, we'd have no Magnum (guns), Millennium Force (drink), among others. A claim for trademark infringement usually requires that the product be similar or related, and could cause "confusion in the marketplace," as they say. The fact that it was used as a beer slogan matters not, provided they don't try to sell beer in Silver Bullet souvenier mugs.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2003 5:14 PM
WTF?!?! Let me guess. It's theming will be full moons and werewolves, and Corey Haim and Gary Busey will be riding it on Media Day...

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Wednesday, September 17, 2003 6:19 PM
As Homer Simpson, CF CEO would say 'Doh!'

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Wednesday, September 17, 2003 7:31 PM

Robocoaster said:
WTF?!?! Let me guess. It's theming will be full moons and werewolves.

You know that was the first thing I thought of too when I heard that they were thinking of calling it Silver Bullet - at least they can theme it for HAUNT. ;)

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Thursday, September 18, 2003 2:18 AM
The name has been floating around for awhile. What's funny is, Silver Bullet has always been the nickname for the silver train on Ghostrider.

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Thursday, September 18, 2003 4:38 AM
How soon the Chaos of Opryland is forgotten.
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Thursday, September 18, 2003 6:09 AM
Robo, isn't there ENOUGH Gary Busey around as it is...my vote goes to more Stephen King...:)
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Thursday, September 18, 2003 6:21 AM
I'd guess impulse?

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