Trinity the Triceratops

The intersection of law and dinosaur bones seems like it would be an interesting subject.  Here in Denver, a triceratops skeleton was recently discovered.  [Link].

It would be interesting to know how many registered trademarks/service marks there are related to dinosaur bones.  The T-rex named “SUE” comes to mind.  I propose “Trinity the Triceratops” for this newest discovery.

I wonder if there is a dirt law issue, as well.  For example, are dinosaur bones considered mineral rights?  If those mineral rights have been conveyed to another, is it conversion to dig up dinosaur bones without permission of the owner of the mineral rights?


Update 10/12/17:

The triceratops has now officially been named “Tiny.”  [Article]

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