Bleeding Cool loves to trawl around the trademark registry. It's where we found the new DC logo, Valiant's attempts to trademark their character Livewire (possibly in in case the Black Widow Project Livewire bike from the next Avengers movie sticks), and recently something from Mark Millar called Chrononauts. NYCC announcement maybe?
Anyway, there are some folk that don't so much register trademarks for comics, but just include comics in a list of things they might make.
Such as Gordon Ramsay applying to register the phrase Gordon Ramsay Fish And Chips as a trademark for the following sectors;
G & S: Printed matter; printed publications; instructional and teaching materials; books, recipe books, recipe cards and cookery books; booklets; books; calendars; cardboard cake boxes; cardboard boxes; cards; book covers, book marks; magazines, newspapers, newsletters, periodicals, comics, pamphlets; manuals, catalogues; stationery; diaries; greeting cards; paper articles; cardboard articles; maps, charts, posters, paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, pictures; handkerchiefs; paper napkins, paper tablecloths, coasters made from cardboard or paper, paper place mats; paper and plastic bags; bags for microwave cooking; writing pads; note pads; paperweights; writing Instruments; posters
IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Clothing, footwear and headgear; articles of outer clothing; articles of underclothing; headgear; scarves; boxer shorts; socks; t-shirts, hats and caps, jackets, pyjamas, slippers; wristbands, headbands, ties, shirts, pullovers, skirts, dresses, trousers, coats, jackets, belts, scarves, gloves, neckties, socks, swimsuits; caps; athletics shoes; dance shoes; leather shoes; high heeled shoes; sandals and beach shoes; hats; baseball caps; aprons
IC 043. US 100 101. G & S: Services for providing of food and drink; restaurant, café, bar and catering services; hotel services; advisory services relating to café, restaurant, bar, catering and hotel services; consultation in the field of the selection, preparation and serving of food and beverages and restaurant, café, bar, catering; self-service restaurants; takeaway, cafe, cafeteria, canteen, coffee shop and snack-bar services; wine bar services; catering services for the provision of food and drink; club services for the provision of food and drink; provision of information relating to bars and restaurants; provision of information relating to the preparation of food and drink; information services relating to all the aforesaid services
So I don't expect comics is high on his list. But it is on his list.
Back in May it was rumoured that he was going to set up Gordon Ramsay Fish And Chips at the Linq in Las Vegas.
Whether related comic books – or indeed paper weights – wll be on sale, we have yet to learn.