Anheuser-Busch files trademark applications for 42 airport codes

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(St. Louis, MO) – Anheuser-Busch is at again with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The company filed applications between late April and early May for 42 airport codes. That is $11,550 in trademark application filing fees. The class of goods for each filing is ‘beer.’ One airport code that is not on the list is TPA, Tampa International Airport. The airport reported last month that Cigar City opened the country’s first airport brewery there.

As for the 14 area codes for which Anheuser-Busch filed trademark applications last May, the USPTO just granted an extension on Monday for the brewery to complete further requirements in registering the marks.

The company also recently filed trademark applications for “hockey tickets for life” and “football tickets for life” so at least a couple people out there are about to get lucky.

Below is the full list of airport codes for which Anheuser-Busch filed trademark applications.

AGS
ATL
AUS
BHM
BNA
BOS
BWI
CMH
CVG
DCA
DEN
DFW
DTW
HOU
IAD
IAH
JFK
LAS
LAX
LGA
MCI
MCO
MDW
MEM
MIA
MKE
MSP
MSY
OKC
ORD
ORL
PHX
PHL
RDU
SAN
SAT
SDF
SEA
SFO
SMF
SNA
STL

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16 thoughts on “Anheuser-Busch files trademark applications for 42 airport codes

  1. I wonder how many of these airports currently have a Budweiser Brew House? That would be an obvious outlet for these beers. I would venture to guess that this is an offshoot of the “area code” beer concept and the beer tap would bear the airport code of the airport it’s being served at (Have some logo that looks like an old school airline bag tag with the airport code in the middle of it.). It seems to be the likely direction considering they applied for trademarks for the airport codes of both airports that service Chicago, the two NYC area airports that are in New York state, both Orlando airports, both Houston airports, both Washington D.C. airports, and two L.A. area airports.

    Some of these airports do have craft breweries with outlets in them (ATL has a Sweetwater Brewing bar as well as two Sam Adams bars. There is also a Budweiser branded bar as well as a Miller branded bar.) so I don’t entirely think there being other branded bars has anything to do with the lack of a filing for the “TPA” trademark in regards to beer, as I cannot find any such ownership of the “TPA” trademark in regards to beer.

  2. KCI (MCI on the airport code list) has an establishment called Boulevard Brew House according to foursquare. I do not see a Budweiser Brew House fitting in there….or anywhere really….

  3. Yeah just what I want before being stuck in a cramped plane for 5 hours, a couple of Budweisers and a tiny bathroom.

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  10. Phoenix already has Phoenix Ale Brewery, which uses PHX for its logo. It’s not in the airport but still, this doesn’t seem like it’s even legal for AB to pull this kind of a stunt.

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