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Q: Is " Cherokee" manufacturing of Iowa still in business and how to contact them. ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Is " Cherokee" manufacturing of Iowa still in business and how to contact them.
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: 7magher-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 06 Sep 2006 12:45 PDT
Expires: 06 Oct 2006 12:45 PDT
Question ID: 762785
Recently purchased at farm auction a Cherokee cement mixer, model
1323. The lable on the side lists the manufacturer to be " Cherokee"
of Souix City Iowa. I have been unable to find any thing about this
company. Wondering if it still exsist? Would like to contact them
about manual for this machine. Need your help locating this company
and how to best contact them.
Subject: Re: Is " Cherokee" manufacturing of Iowa still in business and how to contact them.
Answered By: scriptor-ga on 06 Sep 2006 13:20 PDT
Dear 7magher,

Unfortunately, I have bad news for you. The manufacturer of your
cement mixer does not exist anymore.

Through the database of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, I found
out that "Cherokee" was a registered trademark (registration No.
775736) of the Cherokee Equipment Company Corporation, located in
Sioux City. The trademark related to "mixing attachments for tractors
for industrial and agricultural use", so it is clearly the correct

The trademark was registered on 25 August 1964. But on 25 November
1984, the Trademark Office decided that the "registration was not
renewed and is considered to be expired". The trademark is now listed
as being "dead".

I then searched the coporation database of the Iowa Secretary of
State, sice it is possible (though highly unlikely) that Cherokee
Equipment let the trademark expire, but does still exist. However, no
company of that name is listed anywhere in the Iowa companies
register. Obviously, the company ceased to exist without a legal
successor, since no one claimed the trademark or the company's name.

Since Web research did not bring up any references to the company or
their products, it is very likely that Cherokee Equipment indeed
ceased to exist prior to November 1984, long before the online age.

I'm very sorry because I don't have more pleasant news for you, but I
hope that this answers your question.


Iowa Secretary of State: Corporation Register

United States Patent and Trademark Office: Trademark Database
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