NOTE: Gary Robokoff from Makinen, Minnesota is nothing but an internet troll. He has been attacking Bill Ludlow's business, Dirty Goat Productions, online for over 2 years, ever since Bill defeated Gary's hero Kent Hovind in a debate. Mr Hovind is a young earth creationist who believes the earth is 6,000 years old and people rode dinosaurs, and so does Gary.
Bill and Gary went in front of the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board twice in 2018 after Gary took Bill's business logo and name from his website at http://www.dirtygoat.com/ and tried to register it as a Federal Trademark. Gary Robokoff lost both times. He has spent thousands of dollars and thousands of hours attacking Bill, all because he doesn't like the fact Bill teaches human evolution and he made a monkey out of Gary's idol.
In 2018, there were two separate cases, one for Trade Name and one for Trademark. Proceeding # 91243350 for Trade Name and proceeding #91243373 for Trademark (logo). Both cases may be seen by searching the USPTO database and entering the proceeding number at the link below.
In the Trade Name case, Gary Robokoff attempted to withdraw his application after the opposition was filed, but because he did not follow proper rules of procedure and get permission from the plaintiff, a Judgment was ordered in favor of Bill. In the Trademark case, Gary Robokoff never filed a response. After the time to file a response expired, a Judgment was issued against him in that case too. The Opposition contained allegations of Fraud Against The United States Patent And Trademark Office and they are outlined below. The Opposition was sustained and the Plaintiff Bill Ludlow won both cases. Because the Oppositions were sustained and they contained allegations of Fraud, Gary Robokoff now has two Judgments of Fraud Against The USPTO against him.
In the case for the application for the trade name "Dirty Goat Productions," Gary Robokoff
attempted to withdraw his applications but he no longer had a lawyer and did not
follow proper rules of procedure, so his attempt to withdraw was denied.
Judgment issued in favor of William Ludlow.
In the case for the application for the service mark with the goat head image and words "Dirty Goat Productions," Gary Robokoff never filed a response. He did include this application number in his attempt to withdraw on Sept. 6, but apparently did not realize he had to file that separately for each application.
In the case for the business name with goat head image,
no attempt to withdraw was filed, no answer was filed,
and a judgment in favor of William Ludlow was issued.
FAILURE TO RESPOND TO CHARGES DOES NOT MEAN THE CASE WAS NOT DECIDED.
FRAUD WAS ALLEGED IN THE OPPOSITIONS TO BOTH APPLICATIONS.
THE OPPOSITIONS WERE SUSTAINED AND BOTH APPLICATIONS WERE REFUSED.
JUDGMENTS WERE ENTERED AGAINST GARY ROBOKOFF IN BOTH CASES.
HE NOW HAS TWO JUDGMENTS FOR FRAUD ON RECORD.
On January 2, 2019 Gary Robokoff of Makinen, MN filed another application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This time it was for the same business name again, but with a slightly different goat head image and font.
It was discovered the image he used was stolen from Shutterstock and both their legal department and the artist were notified. Gary Robokoff was contacted by the Shutterstock legal department and was forced to amend his application to replace the stolen image at additional cost. This is the amended version:
On his 2019 application, serial number 88247573, Gary Robokoff claims no prior use in commerce of the logo or the name Dirty Goat Productions. On his applications from 2018 he claimed prior use of the business name Dirty Goat Productions since 2000. Both responses cannot be truthful and accurate.
This is the image Gary Robokoff provided to the USPTO in 2018 on his application number 87790202. In the case before the Trademark Trial And Appeal Board, William Ludlow provided evidence that Mr. Robokoff stole this exact business name and logo from his website at dirtygoat.com.
On his January, 2019 application, serial number 88247573, Gary Robokoff claims that to the best of his knowledge no one else is using a similar name and logo that could be confused in commerce with the one he is applying for. This is obviously a false statement. Gary Robokoff was not only aware of the oppositions that were filed by William Ludlow, he filed multiple trademark claims on social media against William Ludlow in 2018 for use of the name Dirty Goat Productions along with the goat head image. The trademark claims were denied because his applications had not yet been approved by the USPTO. William Ludlow currently has the legal right to use the business name and logo he has been using for over 10 years, Gary Robokoff is aware that William is using it, and this can be proven. It is obvious the name Dirty Goat Productions with a slightly different goat head image would cause consumer confusion and it is just as obvious Mr. Robokoff was not telling the truth on his January, 2019 application.
The application warns that willful false statements are
punishable by fine or imprisonment, or both.
INTERNET TROLL GARY ROBOKOFF SPENT THOUSANDS
OF DOLLARS ATTACKING BILL LUDLOW'S BUSINESS AND
IN THE END HE BOUGHT HIMSELF A WORTHLESS TRADEMARK!
Gary Robokoff filed the 2019 application stating no prior or current use and did not file for a standard
character claim, therefore he cannot file any claim against Bill Ludlow for using the established
trade name he has used and registered in the State of Arizona for the past 12 years.