Licensing Information and Media Inquiries
California Clock Company (CCC) is the is the sole owner and possesses all right, title, and interest in and to all Proprietary Intellectual Property related to the world-famous Kit-Cat Klock trademarks as well as other existing and pending trademarks and copyrights related to Kit-Cat Klock and character (collectively the Kit-Cat “Trademarks”). CCC and over 1,500 authorized resellers use these marks in the United States and around the world in conjunction with the sale of their clocks and related merchandise. CCC’s Trademarks have been in continuous use since 1932 have been seen billions of times in TV, film, and pop culture.
CCC actively supports the advertising and promotion of its Kit-Cat Klock products by its international group of dealer stores, online shops and sales representatives. CCC enforces a unilateral MAP to protect the Kit-Cat Brand’s strong reputation for providing customers with high quality, authentic, American Made Clocks and to preserve our dealers’ ability to provide the excellent customer service we require without having the value of Kit-Cat undercut. As Kit-Cat has become increasingly a global brand it has presented many challenges for us. We believe in a fair sales environment where dealers can sell our product and make a profit regardless of if they are a retail store or sell on the many online platforms available now in every country around the world. Among other Trademarks, CCC owns Registration# 4988779 (IC 014. US 002 027 028 050. G & S: Clocks. FIRST USE: 19631028. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19631028), Registration # 4930586 (IC 014. US 002 027 028 050. G & S: Clocks. FIRST USE: 19840515. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19840515), Registration # 4367481 (IC 016. US 002 005 022 023 029 037 038 050. G & S: Paper stationery with inspirational messages imprinted thereon. FIRST USE: 19870127. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20120301, IC 018. US 001 002 003 022 041. G & S: Backpacks, book bags, sports bags, bum bags, wallets and handbags. FIRST USE: 19870127. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20121001), Registration # 4367481 (IC 014. US 002 027 028 050. G & S: Novelty clocks; Watches. FIRST USE: 19870127. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19870127), and International Trademark #1132612 – “Kit-Cat BRINGS OUT THE SMILE IN YOU!” which protects both the name and likeness of our famous clocks. International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks (Vienna Classification)- VCL (6)03.01.16; 03.01.25; 09.03.13; 27.01.06. Designation(s) under the Madrid Protocol EM, JP, and most recently CN. The Lanham Act and global Madrid Protocol provides numerous remedies for trademark and copyright infringement and dilution, including, but not limited to, preliminary and permanent injunctive relief, money damages, a defendant’s profits, provisions for the destruction or confiscation of infringing products and promotional materials, and where intentional infringement is shown (as would be the case here), attorneys’ fees and possible treble money damages.