In a move driven by greed, paranoia, and a week to kill, The Colorado Rockies are attempting to register the term "Rocktober." From ESPN.com's coverage of this fascinating saga:
The Rockies filed applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Oct. 4 asking for exclusive rights to the name (Rocktober) on stuffed animals, Christmas stockings, baby booties, T-shirts, bobble-head dolls and the like.
The filing came two days after Gov. Bill Ritter declared October would be known as "Rocktober" after the Rockies beat the San Diego Padres in 13 innings to win the wild card.
I think the Rockies organization have a good case. After all, we've NEVER seen that term anywhere else. (Cue Rocktober collage).
Meanwhile, the Dodgers are trying to get a trademark on their own month-inspired nickname.