Hong Kong Firm Takes Ownership of the Hamptons

Interested in a beach bag that says "Westhampton Beach?" An Southampton-branded umbrella? A wallet with "East Hampton Beach" stamped on it? We can't imagine you would be. Nevertheless, we're also guessing the powers that be on the East End of Long Island won't be happy to hear that they no longer control their own names. This week, a variety of Hamptons-related trademarks were granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington. And it isn't a local who has the right to exploit them in the future. It's a German national who operates a garment factory in Hong Kong who does. A few of the trademarks Mr. Frank Fleischer acquired this week are listed below.

Hong Kong Firm Takes Ownership of the Hamptons
Hong Kong Firm Takes Ownership of the Hamptons
Hong Kong Firm Takes Ownership of the Hamptons