Let's Help LeVar Burton Get @ReadingRainbow Where It Belongs

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LeVar Burton needs our help. The former host of classic educational series and childhood TV staple Reading Rainbow is trying to acquire the Twitter handle @ReadingRainbow. However his efforts have been to no avail. The name's been bogarted by an unknown party and left to rot for over three years.

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This aggression will not stand! Let @Twitter know you support @LevarBurton's efforts and that you demand @ReadingRainbow's owner come forward. Maybe also let Twitter know what you think of its name-squatting enforcement efforts as well.

DISCUSSION

Levar Burton doesn't even own the trademark on "Reading Rainbow," so I don't know why he's getting his panties in a bunch.

Word Mark READING RAINBOW

Goods and Services IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment services, specifically [ creation and ] distribution of a television series. FIRST USE: 19810312. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19830224

Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING

Serial Number 75704867

Filing Date May 14, 1999

Current Filing Basis 1A

Original Filing Basis 1A

Published for Opposition December 28, 1999

Registration Number 2332804

Registration Date March 21, 2000

Owner (REGISTRANT) Western New York Public Broadcasting Association CORPORATION NEW YORK P.O. Box 1263 Buffalo NEW YORK 14240

(REGISTRANT) Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska System DBA Great Plains National Instructional Television Library STATE AGENCY NEBRASKA 188 North 33rd Street Lincoln NEBRASKA 68501