According to a Forbes report, Disney has applied for the trademark "Seal Team 6," the military unit responsible for the death of notorious terrorist Osama bin Laden. A day after the raid (which took place May 3 in Pakistan), Disney applied for a trio of patents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office related to "entertainment and education services," toys, games, and Christmas stockings, ornaments and snow globes.. Yes, Christmas items.
Disney has not publicly commented on the outed patents.
This isn’t the first time a company has tried to cash in on an odd catch phrase or popular term; Sony tried to patent the popular George W. Bush phrase "shock and awe" – referring to the blistering attack on Iraq during the opening of the Iraq War. The company, which later abandoned the patent, had planned to use it for a video game.