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

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Entry from July 07, 2019
“Kiss my ace” (tennis/volleyball/cardplaying saying)

"Kiss my ace” (kiss my ass + ace) is a tennis/volleyball/cardplaying saying that has been printed in many images. “Kiss My Ace” (a volleyball team name) was printed in The Daily Ledger (Noblesville, IN) on May 31, 1995. “Kiss my ace” was on a T-shirt and posted on the newsgroup alt.tennis on May 28, 1997. “Kiss my Ace” (related to poker) was printed in The Spectator (London, UK), on October 15, 2005.


31 May 1995, The Daily Ledger (Noblesville, IN), “Noblesville Parks Adult Volleyball,” pg. B2, col. 5:
Kiss My Ace

Google Groups: alt.tennis
“You can kiss my ACE!!”...LOL!!
Wouter
5/28/97
(...)
I wanna see some tennis too you know!! Ha ha!! So like Jacco Eltingh’s very cool T-shirt says: “KISS MY ACE!!!” Ha ha!! I LOVE that one..I wanna have THAT T-shirt!! LOL!!

5 July 1999, The Palm Beach Post (West Palm Beach, FL), “Postcard from Overseas” by Elizabeth Clarke, pg. 7C, col. 1:
The T-shirt was on sale outside the grounds (of the Wimbledon tennis tournament—ed.): “Kiss my Ace.”

15 October 2005, The Spectator (London, UK), “Red hot poker” by Simon Nixon, pg. ?:
Billboards along every main road invite you to ‘Kiss my Ace’. Poker is the new snooker for those who watch late-night television.

9 December 2008, Reading (PA) Eagle, “Muhlenberg students beat teachers in charity volleyball tourney,” pg. V7:
The idea was to incorporate volleyball terminology into your team’s name. There ended up being many clever ones and a few random ones.

In the clever category was Kiss my Ace, Ace Kickers, You Got Served, and Will Work for Sets.

Twitter
SA Hutchinson
@sambria
Replying to @newballsplease
@newballsplease didn’t Nike have a “kiss my ace” shirt? w/ that said, i like both suggestions.
2:36 PM - 22 Jul 2009

Google Books
Pocket Kings:
A Novel

By Ted Heller
Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
2012
Pg. ?:
For example, Kiss My Ace, a rugged contractor from Cleveland, would meet with Boca Barbie from one to two in the afternoon every weekday.

Google Books
Title Kiss My Ace: Funny Playing Cards Journal for Casino Gambling: Blank Lined Notebook for Gamblers to Write Notes and Writing
Author Rusty Journals
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018
ISBN 172442162X, 9781724421623
Length 110 pages

Google Books
Title Tennis Player Journal - Kiss My Ace: Journal for Tennis Players, Coaches and Tennis Lovers
Author Real Publications
Publisher Independently Published, 2018
ISBN 1731048564, 9781731048561
Length 112 pages

Google Books
Title Kiss My Ace: Notebook & Journal Or Diary for Volleyball Players & Coaches - Take Your Notes Or Gift It, Graph Paper (120 Pages, 6x9)
Author Lovely Writings
Edition illustrated
Publisher Amazon Digital Services LLC - Kdp Print Us, 2018
ISBN 1791982891, 9781791982898
Length 122 pages

Twitter
MydaGreat
@MydaGreat
Funny Tennis Shirt, Kiss My Ace, Personalized Tennis, Tennis Player Gift, Tennis Coach Gift, Tennis Team Gift, Tennis Party, Tennis Lover https://etsy.me/2RKWJ8t via @Etsy
2:24 PM - 26 Jun 2019

Twitter
Cairns Indoor Sports
@cairnsindoor
Monday Beach Volleyball Pairs - Open B/C: Kiss My Ace beat Harry and Alana (61 - 51) http://bit.ly/2WNFTGK
4:16 AM - 1 Jul 2019

(Trademark)
Word Mark KISS MY ACE http://WWW.KISSMYACE.COM
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Shirts,t-shirts, pants, jackets, hats, for promoting purposes
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 02.03.02 - Silhouettes of women; Women depicted as shadows or silhouettes of women
02.03.19 - Bathing suits (women wearing); Lingerie (women wearing); Nude women, women wearing underclothes, bathing suits or brief attire; Underclothes (women wearing); Underwear (women wearing)
02.11.01 - Hearts excluding hearts as carriers or depicted on playing cards
05.03.06 - Clover, three-leaf; Clubs, trefoil on playing card; Shamrocks (trefoil)
09.07.05 - Other men’s shoes
21.01.01 - Cards, playing; Cards, tarot; Fortune telling cards; Playing cards
26.15.21 - Polygons that are completely or partially shaded
Serial Number 78646306
Filing Date June 8, 2005
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) Maxwell, Dennis Shane INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 5875 Valine Way Sugar Hill GEORGIA 30518
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date July 24, 2006

(Trademark)
Word Mark KISS MY ACES
Goods and Services IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Hats; Pants; Shirts; Shoes; Shorts; Skirts; Socks; Visors. FIRST USE: 20170817. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20170817
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 02.11.04 - Human lips or mouths
21.03.01 - Balls including playground balls, beach balls, billiard balls, tennis balls, bingo balls and lottery balls; Beach balls; Billiard balls; Bingo balls; Lottery balls; Paddle balls; Playground balls; Table tennis balls; Tennis balls
Serial Number 87138941
Filing Date August 15, 2016
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition January 10, 2017
Registration Number 5318276
Registration Date October 24, 2017
Owner (REGISTRANT) Kiss My Aces, LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY FLORIDA 13506 Summerport Village Parkway, #350 Windermere FLORIDA 34786
Attorney of Record Lori T. Milvain
Description of Mark Color is not claimed as a feature of the mark. The mark consists of an image of two lips with a tennis ball in the middle and the word “KISS” to the right of the tennis ball over the word “my” over the word “Aces”.
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

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