Re: Cliff Hanger

02/06/21 - posted by Tom Lent

Registration date for the Cliff House name with the US Patent Trade Office was September 7, 1993
Expiration is on the ten/twenty etc year anniversaries of the registration. So the Park Service or a new lease holder could potentially reclaim the name in September of 2023 and just use a temporary name in the interim as they did with the Ahwahnee. However, the Hountalases could open a new restaurant elsewhere with the Cliff House name and keep the trademark active. So we wil have to wait and see if the name becomes available again.

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