California trademarks ‘Caligula’ for ‘California’
CALIFORNIA – California is looking to trademark the name of the fictional country character Caligula in an attempt to avoid a similar trademark battle involving another fictional character, “The Count.”
The trademark filing, filed Tuesday by the State of California, names “Caligulos” for the fictional Roman leader and his followers, but does not say whether the company intends to use the word “Calif.”
The filing also does not specify a date for when Caligulas trademark will be registered, but it does say the company plans to “immediately remove the ‘Cali’ trademark from any and all of its products and services” that use the name “Cali.”
Caligulas name has long been linked to the fictional nation of Caliguria.
The fictional character appeared in several novels and animated series that are set in the fictional land.
Caligurans name also appears on coins and other coins issued in the country.