Disney Trademarks Seal Team 6

Ever since that wonderful moment last week when it was announced that supreme asshole Osama Bin Laden had been killed, one huge question has been going around Hollywood: which major studio would be the first to turn the events into a film? Kathryn Bigelow was the first filmmaker out of the gate with Kill Bin Laden, but now Disney has made a pretty significant move.

MediaBistro has learned that the Walt Disney Company has taken out a trademark on the phrase "Seal Team 6," the name of the special forces unit that killed the world's most wanted man. Disney now owns the exclusive rights to put Seal Team 6 on "clothing, footwear, headwear, toys, games and entertainment and education services." Disney made the move only two days after bin Laden's death was announced.

While this doesn't necessarily mean that Disney - or one of its subsidiaries - is going to be making a movie about the squad, it's more than the company creating a line of Seal Team 6 "Christmas stockings, Christmas tree ornaments and snow globes" as the law now permits.

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