A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 04, 2004
Brooklyn chewing gum (from Italy)
"Brooklyn" chewing gum - from Italy?

Didn't chewing gum come from Staten Island?


16 January 2001, New York Times, pg. C4:
Italian Confectioner Buying Remainder of Dutch Competitor
By SUZANNE KAPNER
LONDON, Jan. 15 - Bringing together Brooklyn chewing gum and Mentos mints, the Italian confectioner Perfetti S.p.A. said today that it would buy the two-thirds of Can Melle N.V. that it does not already own, in a deal that values the company at $1 billion.
(...)
Perfetti got its start in 1946, when two brothers, Ambrogio and Egidio Perfetti, say they introduced chewing gum to Italy by selling Brooklyn, "the bridge gum."

(U.S. Patent & Trademark Office)
Word Mark BROOKLYN
Goods and Services IC 030. US 046. G & S: Chewing Gum
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 071101 261107 261121
Serial Number 73374883
Filing Date July 15, 1982
Current Filing Basis 44E
Original Filing Basis 44E
Published for Opposition April 3, 1984
Supplemental Register Date October 11, 1982
Registration Number 1273222
Registration Date April 3, 1984
Owner (REGISTRANT) Perfetti S.p.A. CORPORATION ITALY Via XXV Aprile 7 Lainate, Milano ITALY(LAST LISTED OWNER) PERFETTI VAN MELLE S.P.A. CORPORATION ITALY VIA XXV APRILE 7 20020 LAINATE (MI) ITALY
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record G. FRANKLIN ROTHWELL
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register SUPPLEMENTAL
Affidavit Text SECT 8 (6-YR).
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Posted by Barry Popik
Food/Drink • (0) Comments • Monday, October 04, 2004 • Permalink