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Entry from May 07, 2019
Sin City (Las Vegas, Nevada nickname)

Many cities have been nicknamed “Sin City.” in the 1950s. the cities of Miami, Florida; Phenix City, Alabama; and Utica, New York, were all called “Sin City.”

Las Vegas, Nevada, is famous for its gambling. “‘LAS VEGAS SHAKEDOWN’ (Expose of the Sin City!)” is a movie title that was printed in the San Francisco (CA) Chronicle on June 30, 1960. “Business Fair in Nevada’s Fun, Sin City” was printed in The Index-Journal (Greenwood, SC) on August 9, 1960. The nickname “Sin City” is unofficial and hasn’t been trademarked by Las Vegas, but there have been many “Sin City” trademarks for Las Vegas businesses.

The Sin City series of neo-noir comics (1991-92) by American comic book writer Frank Miller took place in Basin City, a fictional town in the American west.


Wikipedia: Las Vegas
Las Vegas (/lɑːs ˈveɪɡəs/, Spanish for “The Meadows”; Spanish: [las ˈβeɣas]), officially the City of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County. The city anchors the Las Vegas Valley metropolitan area and is the largest city within the greater Mojave Desert. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city, known primarily for its gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife. The Las Vegas Valley as a whole serves as the leading financial, commercial, and cultural center for Nevada.

The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its mega casino–hotels and associated activities. It is a top three destination in the United States for business conventions and a global leader in the hospitality industry, claiming more AAA Five Diamond hotels than any other city in the world. Today, Las Vegas annually ranks as one of the world’s most visited tourist destinations.
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Nickname(s): “Vegas”, “Sin City”, “City of Lights”, “The Gambling Capital of the World”, “The Entertainment Capital of the World”, “Capital of Second Chances”, “The Marriage Capital of the World”, “The Silver City”, “America’s Playground”

Wikipedia: Sin City
Sin City is a series of neo-noir comics by American comic book writer Frank Miller. The first story originally appeared in Dark Horse Presents Fifth Anniversary Special (April 1991), and continued in Dark Horse Presents #51–62 from May 1991 to June 1992, under the title of Sin City, serialized in thirteen parts. Several other stories of variable lengths have followed. The intertwining stories, with frequently recurring characters, take place in Basin City.
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Setting
Basin City, almost universally referred to by the nickname “Sin City”, is a fictional town in the American west.

30 June 1960, San Francisco (CA) Chronicle, pg. 32, col. 2:
“LAS VEGAS SHAKEDOWN” (A movie title.—ed.)
(Expose of the Sin City!)

9 August 1960, The Index-Journal (Greenwood, SC), “Business Fair in Nevada’s Fun, Sin City,” pg. 8, col. 8:
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP)—How’s business in this sun-and-sin capital? Just fair, but there’s no panic.

12 January 1961, Courier-Post (Camden, NJ), ‘As I See It” by Jim Leaming, pg. 25, col. 1:
When they meet Feb. 25, possibly in the Sin City of Las Vegas, it’s going to take a lot of courage to ante up the price of a ticket.

29 January 1961, Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer, pg. H4, col. 1:
‘Devil Holds Court’
Ls Vegas ‘Sin City U.S.A.’ But Entertainment Is Tops

BY HAL METZGER JR.
Enquirer City Editor
LAS VEGAS, Nev.—The man who dubbed Newport (Kentucky—ed.) “Sin City, U. S. A.” has never been out here.
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No one should attempt to compare Newport and Las Vegas in anything, much less “vice,” unless one is accustomed to looking on Mt. Adams as Pike’s Peak.

15 April 1964, Raleigh Register (Beckley, WV), “‘Peepers’ Corner” by Donald Meadows, pg. 8, col. 1:
In Las Vegas, the sin city of America, the oddsmakers are not taking a chance.

17 August 1968, The Arizona Republic (Phoenix, AZ), pg. 54, col. 5 ad:
Ritchi Oropeza is leaving for Sin City (Las Vegas) Next Week.
(Samoan Village Motor Hotel.—ed.)

OCLC WorldCat record
No more Sin City: Las Vegas has become a theme park with gambling attached
Author: M Cooper
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication: WORLDBUSINESS -NEW YORK- no. 4, (1995): 22-28

OCLC WorldCat record
The Sorid Secrets of Las Vegas : Over 500 Seedy, Sleazy and Scandalous Mysteries of Sin City
Author: Quentin Parker
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Adams Media Corporation, 2011.
Edition/Format: Print book : English
Summary:
From getting comped at a casino to finding the Pinball Hall of Fame, this title lets readers get an insider’s take on: Which casino bathroom has a chunk of the Berlin Wall on display; Where to go to learn magic tricks from the pros for free; and, How to get free room tours at the Bellagio

(Trademark)
Word Mark SIN CITY BREWING CO.
Goods and Services IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: Distributorship services for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. FIRST USE: 20031028. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20031028
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 78324318
Filing Date November 6, 2003
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1B
Date Amended to Current Register September 1, 2006
Registration Number 3270476
Registration Date July 24, 2007
Owner (REGISTRANT) JDK SELECT, INC. CORPORATION NEVADA SUITE 200 5420 W. SAHARA AVENUE LAS VEGAS NEVADA 89146
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record Lauri S. Thompson
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE Brewing Co. APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register SUPPLEMENTAL
Affidavit Text SECT 8 (6-YR). SECTION 8(10-YR) 20170624.
Renewal 1ST RENEWAL 20170624
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

(Trademark)
Word Mark SIN CITY BEER
Goods and Services IC 032. US 045 046 048. G & S: beer and non-alcoholic beer. FIRST USE: 20031101. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20031101
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 78324326
Filing Date November 6, 2003
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1B
Date Amended to Current Register August 15, 2005
Registration Number 3061313
Registration Date February 21, 2006
Owner (REGISTRANT) JDK SELECT, INC. CORPORATION NEVADA 7935 W. SAHARA AVENUE Suite 201 LAS VEGAS NEVADA 89117
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record Lauri S. Thompson,
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “BEER” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register SUPPLEMENTAL
Affidavit Text SECT 8 (6-YR). SECTION 8(10-YR) 20160209.
Renewal 1ST RENEWAL 20160209
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

(Trademark)
Word Mark SIN CITY DIABLOS
Translations The English translation of the word “DIABLOS” in the mark is DEVILS.
Goods and Services IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: gaming devices, namely, slot machines with or without video output. FIRST USE: 20060201. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20060201
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 77926373
Filing Date February 2, 2010
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition June 8, 2010
Registration Number 4125956
Registration Date April 10, 2012
Owner (REGISTRANT) Bally Gaming, Inc. DBA Bally Technologies CORPORATION NEVADA 6601 BERMUDA ROAD LAS VEGAS NEVADA 89119
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record KRISTIANNE NABONG
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “SIN CITY” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR).
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

(Trademark)
Word Mark SIN CITY CUPCAKES
Goods and Services IC 030. US 046. G & S: Cup cakes; Cupcakes that contain alcohol. FIRST USE: 20120101. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20120101
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 85762377
Filing Date October 24, 2012
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Date Amended to Current Register February 26, 2013
Registration Number 4322448
Registration Date April 16, 2013
Owner (REGISTRANT) Sin City Cupcakes LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NEVADA Suite 242 6380 S. Valley View Las Vegas NEVADA 89118
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “CUPCAKES” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register SUPPLEMENTAL
Affidavit Text SECT 8 (6-YR).
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

(Trademark)
Word Mark SIN CITY DOGS
Goods and Services IC 043. US 100 101. G & S: Restaurant Services. FIRST USE: 20120901. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20120901
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 85776693
Filing Date November 12, 2012
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition April 16, 2013
Registration Number 4361326
Registration Date July 2, 2013
Owner (REGISTRANT) Portanova, Tom INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 4262 Blue Diamond Road 102-261 Las Vega NEVADA 89139
Attorney of Record Raj Abhyanker
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “DOGS” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

(Trademark)
Word Mark SIN CITY RAIDERS
Goods and Services IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Hats; Shirts; A-shirts; Athletic shirts; Body shirts; Camouflage shirts; Camp shirts; Collared shirts; Dress shirts; Fishing shirts; Golf shirts; Henley shirts; Hunting shirts; Knit shirts; Leather shirts; Night shirts; Over shirts; Pique shirts; Polo shirts; Ramie shirts; Rugby shirts; Sleep shirts; Sport shirts; Sports shirts; Sports caps and hats; Stocking hats; Sweat shirts; T-shirts; Tee shirts; Tee-shirts; Wind shirts; Yoga shirts
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 87037288
Filing Date May 14, 2016
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) Perfect Love TRUST CHINA 9909 Topanga Canyon Blvd 273 Chatsworth CALIFORNIA 91311
(APPLICANT) Davis, Jerome Allen INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 1000 North Green Valley, #440-213 Henderson NEVADA 89074
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “SIN CITY” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

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