Someone From Florida is Trying to Trademark Oldsmobile and Pontiac

Our friends from AutoGuide have discovered an odd trademark application in the USPTO database. 

Turns out Sylvan Mackaness, from Florida, is trying to trademark the Oldsmobile and Pontiac names through his company, Olds Motor Works, Inc. Some of you may recognize Olds Motor Works as the same company name Oldsmobile was using in the early 1900s.

GM has allowed the trademarks of its two shuttered brands to lapse, which opened the door for Sylvan’s application.

He’s probably never going to get them approved, but interesting nonetheless…