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Yes, Disney Is Actually Attempting to Trademark "Dia de los Muertos"

Update: Since the publication of this post, Disney has canceled its applications for trademarks on Dia de los Muertos.

In 10 applications filed May 1 through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Disney Enterprises Inc. is attempting to trademark the phrase "Dia de los Muertos."

If successful, the corporation would be able to go after individual companies who attempt to use "Dia de los Muertos" for profit in the areas of education and entertainment, goods and services, apparel, toys, and food items.

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