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Entry from July 09, 2008
“The energy to take you anywhere” (Valero Energy Corporation)

Valero Energy Corporation began in 1980 and takes its name from Mission San Antonio de Valero (better known as the Alamo). The San Antonio-based energy company has many gas stations throughout Texas.

Valero’s slogan since 2002 has been “The energy to take you anywhere.”


Wikipedia: Valero Energy Corporation
Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) is a Fortune 500 company based in San Antonio, Texas, with 21,836 employees and annual revenue of more than US$90 billion. The company owns and operates 17 refineries throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.3 million barrels per day, making it the largest refiner in North America. Valero is also one of the nation’s largest retail operators with more than 5,000 retail and branded wholesale outlets in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean under various brand names, including Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Ultramar, Shamrock and Beacon.

Retail
Valero also retails gasoline branded as Valero, Shamrock, Diamond Shamrock, Ultramar, Beacon, and Total.
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History
Valero was created on January 1, 1980, as a spinoff from the Coastal States Gas Corporation. At the time, it was the largest corporate spinoff in U.S. history. Valero took over the natural gas operations of the LoVaca Gathering Company, a defunct subsidiary of Coastal States Gas. The name Valero comes from MisiĆ³n San Antonio de Valero, the mission founded in 1718 from which the city of San Antonio started, which is better known worldwide as The Alamo.

The company acquired a small oil refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1981, and began refining operations in 1984.

In 1997, Valero spun off its refining and retail divisions into a separate company, which kept the Valero name. At the same time, the remaining divisions, which consisted primarily of natural gas operations, were acquired by PG&E. Later that year, Valero acquired Basis Petroleum, which left it with four refineries in Texas and Louisiana.

Valero Energy Corporation
The energy to take you anywhere.

(Trademark)
Word Mark VALERO ENERGY CORPORATION
Goods and Services IC 042. US 100 101. G & S: [ Oil and Gas Exploration, ] Production, and Distribution Services. FIRST USE: 19791109. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19791109
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 26.01.11 - Circles comprised of animals; Circles comprised of geometric figures; Circles comprised of humans; Circles comprised of letters or numerals; Circles comprised of plants; Circles comprised of punctuation; Letters, numerals, punctuation, geometric figures, objects, humans, plants or animals comprising a circle
26.01.28 - Circles with irregular circumferences; Miscellaneous circular designs with an irregular circumference
26.17.12 - Angles (geometric); Chevrons
Serial Number 73293948
Filing Date January 22, 1981
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition April 27, 1982
Registration Number 1202362
Registration Date July 20, 1982
Owner (REGISTRANT) Valero Energy Corporation CORPORATION DELAWARE 1 VALERO PLACE San Antonio TEXAS 78212
(LAST LISTED OWNER) VALERO MARKETING AND SUPPLY COMPANY CORPORATION DELAWARE ONE VALERO WAY COMMERCIAL LAW DEPT. SAN ANTONIO TEXAS 782491112
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Disclaimer Applicant disclaims the words “Energy Corporation” apart from the mark as shown.
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR). SECTION 8(10-YR) 20021031.
Renewal 1ST RENEWAL 20021031
Other Data The name “Valero” reflects the original name of The Alamo, which was The Mission of San Antonio de Valero.
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

(Trademark)
Word Mark VALERO A TURN FOR THE BETTER
Translations The word “VALERO” reflects the original name of the Alamo, which was “The Mission of San Antonio de valero”.
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 037. US 100 103 106. G & S: Automobile Service Station services
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 76063758
Filing Date June 2, 2000
Current Filing Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition June 18, 2002
Owner (APPLICANT) Valero Refining and Marketing Company COMPANY DELAWARE One Valero Place San Antonio TEXAS 78212
Attorney of Record ELIOT G. BOWYTZ
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date November 7, 2005

(Trademark)
Word Mark THE ENERGY TO TAKE YOU ANYWHERE
Goods and Services IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: Retail gasoline supply services. FIRST USE: 20020901. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20020901
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 78876225
Filing Date May 4, 2006
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition July 24, 2007
Registration Number 3306920
Registration Date October 9, 2007
Owner (REGISTRANT) VALERO MARKETING AND SUPPLY COMPANY CORPORATION DELAWARE ONE VALERO WAY COMMERCIAL LAW DEPT. SAN ANTONIO TEXAS 782491112
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record Eliot G. Bowytz
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

Posted by Barry Popik
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