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Entry from July 19, 2011
MoMath (Museum of Mathematics)

The Museum of Mathematics was announced in June 2011 for an opening in 2012 at 11 East 26th Street in Manhattan. The museum has been nicknamed “MoMath” by its founders, with a trademark of first use from March 30, 2011.

“MoMath” is similar to the museum name of “MoMA” (Museum of Modern Art). 

The Museum of Mathematics
Welcome to the Museum of Mathematics!
Mathematics illuminates the patterns and structures all around us. Our dynamic exhibits and programs will stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of mathematics. The Museum will have its grand opening in 2012 at 11 East 26th Street in Manhattan.

New York (NY) Times
One Math Museum, Many Variables
Published: June 27, 2011
For everyone who finds mathematics incomprehensible, boring, pointless, or all of the above, Glen Whitney wants to prove you wrong.

He believes that tens of thousands of visitors will flock to his Museum of Mathematics, to open in Manhattan next year, and leave invigorated about geometry, numbers and many more mathematical notions.
It remains to be seen whether a math museum can succeed. There are currently zero math museums in the United States, and the one small one that did exist, on Long Island, closed in 2006. There are plenty of science museums that cover math topics, but Mr. Whitney’s museum, nicknamed MoMath, will be devoid of dinosaurs and planetarium shows and will instead focus on the abstract.
Under his vision, MoMath will be one small way to bolster mathematics education in the United States. For years, American students have performed in the middle range on international comparisons of math skills, and an oft-heard worry is that the United States might lose its technological prowess.

Math museum to open [video]
By Laura Shin | June 29, 2011, 9:48 PM PDT
Many people who think math is boring would be intrigued by a square-wheeled tricycle.

At least that’s what Glen Whitney thinks.

Whitney, a former math professor and hedge fund number cruncher, is opening a Museum of Mathematics in Manhattan next year to get people to interact with math and see it as fun. (The U.S. currently lacks a single math museum after the Goudreau Museum of Mathematics on Long Island closed in 2006.)

Two years ago, Whitney created a traveling exhibit called the Math Midway, which featured a lot of the kinds of exhibits that the museum, already nicknamed MoMath, will display.

Word Mark MOMATH
Goods and Services IC 016. US 002 005 022 023 029 037 038 050. G & S: Informational flyers featuring Mathematics; Printed informational sheets in the field of Mathematics. FIRST USE: 20110330. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20110330
IC 028. US 022 023 038 050. G & S: Educational toys for teaching math principles to children, namely, manipulative blocks for displaying patterns and groupings. FIRST USE: 20091114. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20091114
Standard Characters Claimed
Serial Number 85312301
Filing Date May 4, 2011
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition July 24, 2012
Registration Number 4220253
Registration Date October 9, 2012
Owner (REGISTRANT) Museum of Mathematics CORPORATION NEW YORK 134 W 26TH ST STE 4S NEW YORK NEW YORK 100016803
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
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