Ducati registered trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Oct. 23 for “Pigtail Cuties,” “Strap It to Me” and “Ladies Are Gentlemen,” Nos. 3,316,671; 3,316,673 and 3,316,672, respectively.
“Registering our trademarks is a tool to give us more legal leverage in the case of someone ripping us off,” Kevin Ducati told XBIZ. “If we were to sue for damages, registering the trademark entitles us to X amount of rewards. This give us solid legal footing.”
Ducati Productions is self-distributed (the company ended a distribution agreement with NorthStar Association in December) and releases two titles per month. The upcoming “Strap On Chicks 20” stars Gwen Diamond, Tabatha Tucker, Vixen Fyre and Belladonna in what the company is billing as her first female-to-male strap-on scene.
“With the rampant piracy happening on the Internet it is very important that we have the rights to our properties secured,” Ducati said. “When it comes to getting a judgment against infringers the difference can be counted in millions of dollars when you have your trademarks and registered copyrights established. It is imperative that we as an industry take the steps necessary to arm ourselves against piracy and copyright infringement. The process is not difficult and the cost is minimal if you do it yourself.”