The name of the esteemed unit that are reportedly played a pivotal role in the raid on the al Qaeda compound, which resulted in the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, has crossed over from the Navy into the entertainment world.
While we still say “allegedly,” as there has been no official statement as to the specific role of SEAL Team 6 in the raid – and because the identities of these brave souls remain to be a closely-guarded secret (with good reason) – it seems that the countless stories about their exploits have been enough to prompt Disney to have their unit’s name trademarked.
According to a post on FishBowlNY, The Walt Disney Company handed in trademark applications for “Seal Team 6” on May 3, two days after news of the operation conducted in Pakistan, and the death of Osama bin Laden in the hands of the Navy SEALs, came out.
Three trademark applications were submitted, and covered “entertainment and education services,” “toys, games and playthings,” and “clothing, footwear, and headwear.”
It is very likely that the raid on al Qaeda – with Osama bin Laden in one of the rooms in a compound – may soon have a video game counterpart. Shirts, pajama sets, and school bags may soon carry the SEAL Team 6 name.
In a related story, PC Magazine also reported that SEAL Team Six will make an appearance in the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 from Activision Blizzard, which may be released in November this year.
It certainly looks like someone will make a mint out of the SEALs’ bravado… we can only hope that something good will still arise out of this consumerism, such as encouraging patriotism and increased appreciation for the efforts of our Navy SEALs.