Monday, December 18, 2017

Nicasio Cuevas-Quiles Takes Chicago LAMA's Name, But Fails To TM Register His LAMA-Nomads Motorcycle Group

Cuevas-Quiles ignited a controversy over a LAMA corporation name takeover by registering the Latin American Motorcycle Association LAMA name as his own with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

December 18, 2017

Clermont, Florida - On Monday, Nicasio Cuevas-Quiles III, 43, aka, "Nic Jones, Nic Yoda, Quil de Nic" the current President of the Latin American Motorcycle Association Nomads (LAMA-Nomads) couldn't explain why his motorcycle group is not actually registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the State of Florida as a Trademark corporation, according to state records. The USPTO has posted on TSDR check that on December 12, 2017, Attorney Eduardo E. Drake from Fantastic IP Consulting, LLC, Minneapolis, Minnesota who was representing Quiles in the TM filing had withdrawn from the filing due to lack of communication with his client (U.S. Serial # 87498322) for request to Trademark "Latin American Motorcycle Association LAMA". Quiles filing on June 20, 2017 is still active, but remains under examination with a "non-final Office action" by USPTO.
Which actually means that Quiles doesn't have the exclusive  for the LAMA Trademark yet, which he has implied to have, according to the USPTO records filing.
Last Friday, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) broke the story about Quiles and the LAMA-Nomads controversy, which drew condemnation by multiple members from chapters in Florida, Wisconsin, Illinois, New Jersey and around the nation including from other countries that are part of the original Latin American Motorcycle Association (LAMA) based in Chicago that was established in 1977 by Mario Nieves. Apparently, LAMA National (Corporation) from Chicago failed to renew their Trademark with the USPTO and Quiles, a former member of LAMA took it upon himself to take the name of LAMA and registered it as his own. Quiles hasn't been able to explain why he decided to "steal" the name as some members of the original LAMA have allegedly claimed on Facebook posted comments between Quiles, his group and LAMA members.
The LAMA National in Chicago hasn't yet responded to an inquiry by HNNUSA and hasn't released any information about the current controversy between Quiles and them. HNNUSA has learned that Quiles did in fact filed to register the LAMA name in June 2017 as his own and does claim he owns the TM right to use it, which is still under examination by the USPTO, but he failed to also file a Trademark for his own group as LAMA-Nomads with the USPTO. 
Quiles is operating an internet website as LAMA-Nomads and recruiting, he also has a Facebook account page with the same name, but his motorcycle group under that name is not registered with the USPTO or the State of Florida today.

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