As reported by PhanArt, Phish has filed paperwork to trademark Jon Fishman’s iconic dress pattern.
From PhanArt: “While the dress Fishman wears has been a staple of quite literally every performance in the past 30 years, the filing of the trademark is interesting. This is being done either to protect current interests in use of the red circles on a blue background, or to prevent the pattern from being used by anyone other than Phish for commercial use, comparable to the Phish logo and words Gamehendge, among others.”
“The description of the pattern in the filing states, “The mark consists of a series of red circles with holes in the center, placed in pattern against a blue background, where each circle is equidistant from the other.” What that means is up to interpretation, should the Trademark be approved, a process that can take many months.”
What does this mean for Phish fans making shirts, posters and more with the ‘Fishman Donuts’? Stay tuned for more on this breaking story.