via ledzepnews As the official date of their 50th Anniversary draws closer next month, the surviving members of Led Zeppelin have been hard at work behind the scenes putting together a new book and a remastered soundtrack and bonus discs for The Song Remains The Same.
Well it looks like they may not be done yet. According to this article, there was a trademark filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office this week. It states that they want to trademark“The Led Zeppelin Experience” for the purpose of: “providing non-downloadable prerecorded music on-line via a global computer network.” So, read that as : live audio recordings, not studio albums, which seem to indicate Page, Plant + Jones are exploring the idea of releasing live shows strictly for streaming online.
Jimmy has revealed in recent interviews that he has plenty of concert material to release within the next 10 years. Couple this with the fact that earlier this year, drummer Jason Bonham was asked by the boys to drop the name "Led Zeppelin Experience" from his current/future tours. This week's filings also included language about that phrase for the use of branded clothing, specifically “t-shirts, jackets, pants, underwear, sweaters, shirts, ties, skirts, socks, scarves, shorts, dresses, belts; headgear, namely, hats and caps; footwear.” Sounds like they're serious about getting this trademark done and moving forward with more music and yes, merchandi$e.