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Entry from October 10, 2013
Bear Claw (ice cream)

"Bear Claw” ice cream usually is dark chocolate ice cream with chocolate-coated cashews and caramel. “HEB Food Stores of Waco has a new special bear claw ice cream made especially for the Waco market. The cashews in the ice cream are intended to be the bear claws” was printed in the Waco (TX) Citizen on September 21, 1984. “Bear Claw (dark chocolate with chocolate-coated cashews and gooey caramel)” was printed in the Detroit (MI) News on March 14, 1996.

Denali Flavors trademarked “Bear Claw” in 1993, but other companies have produced their own versions.

“Bear Claw” is also the name of a pastry.


The ice cream concept is similar to Denali’s “Moose Tracks” ice cream. Other similar ice creams include “Adirondack Bear Paw"/"Adirondack Black Bear” (upstate New York ice creams) and “Panda Paws” (from Perry Ice Cream of Akron, NY).

Denali Ingredients
1988: The Original Moose Tracks® flavor is developed, an indulgent combination of vanilla ice cream, peanut butter cups and now famous Moose Tracks Fudge® (a decadent dark chocolate thick and salty fudge). The Moose Tracks® name pays homage to a miniature golf course in the upper peninsula of Michigan called “Moose Tracks”. The golf course is located nearby to the first dairy to sell the Moose Tracks® ice cream flavor.

1989-1996:  The Moose Tracks® flavor grows rapidly, and by the end of 1996 it is being manufactured and sold by 34 regional dairy processors/plants in the US.  During this time, new Denali “Alaskan Classics” flavors were introduced: Caramel Caribou, Bear Claw, and more.

Denali Flavors, Inc.
Bear Claw®
Dark chocolate ice cream filled with choco coated cashews and luscious Denali® caramel

Moose Tracks
BEAR CLAW ICE CREAM
The ice cream that roars with flavor!
Bear Claw Ice Cream is the textured and delicious combination of dark chocolate ice cream, chocolate-coated cashews and luscious caramel that will leave you dreaming about your next bite.

21 September 1984, Waco (TX) Citizen, “HEB Food Stores Has A Special Bear Treat,” pg. 4, col. 2:
HEB Food Stores of Waco has a new special bear claw ice cream made especially for the Waco market.

The cashews in the ice cream are intended to be the bear claws.

14 March 1996, Detroit (MI) News, “Lick of the Irish: Holy Cow! Guernsey Farms Dairy is having its St. Paddy’s Day open house” by Ellyce Field, pg. 6F, col. 3:
My family and I overdosed on a couple of Guernsey’s 50 hand-dipped flavors the other day: half-gallons of Bear Claw (dark chocolate with chocolate-coated cashews and gooey caramel) and Moose Tracks (rich vanilla with giant pieces of peanut butter cup candies and chunks of Ryba’s Mackinac Island fudge), to be exact.

16 February 2000, The Christian Century (Chicago, IL), “Wait here” by Saul Bennett, pg. 184:
On the tip of the tail of the old millennium, discovering Adirondack Bear Claw ice cream (vanilla flavor with cashew crunch and caramel swirl).

5 June 2002, Palm Beach Post (West Palm Beach, FL), “Hoffman’s Purple Haze enough to make you sing,” Neighborhood Post, pg. 8, col. 1:
We’re chocolate fanatics, so most of us tasted the usual flavors, such as Moose Tracks (vanilla with fudge swirl and mini Hoffman’s peanut butter cups), Mud Pie (coffee with chocolate swirl) and Bear Claws (fudgy ice cream with chocolate-covered cashews).

(Trademark)
Word Mark BEAR CLAW
Goods and Services IC 030. US 046. G & S: ice cream and frozen yogurt. FIRST USE: 19930518. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19930518
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 74365284
Filing Date March 8, 1993
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition May 3, 1994
Registration Number 1846875
Registration Date July 26, 1994
Owner (REGISTRANT) General Container Co. of Michigan, Inc. CORPORATION MICHIGAN 92 South Howell, Suite 2B P.O. Box 218 Hillsdale MICHIGAN 49242
(LAST LISTED OWNER) Denali Co., LLC CORPORATION MICHIGAN 4666 Leighton Lakes Drive Wayland MICHIGAN 49348
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record Duncan F. Beaman
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR). SECTION 8(10-YR) 20040820.
Renewal 1ST RENEWAL 20040820
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Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, October 10, 2013 • Permalink