It looks like the Soylent trademark has finally reached the final steps of becoming official. It has now entered publication for 30 days to see if anyone objects to the trademark. If nobody objects, 12 weeks from now (around the 13th of feb). Interestingly, this will likely be after Soylent has actually arrived to some customers, and regardless, one could argue Soylent has been being sold since the Kickstarter ended.
I’m no patent lawyer, but I believe this would qualify as being currently in use, and as such would mean the mark is registered after the 12 week wait. Otherwise, it will be another 16 more as they’ll have to file usage get the usage approved and get it registered afterwards.
Kind of a boring topic, but its interesting watching the process, here’s some eye candy from their application for clicking on the thread: