The latest in the saga of Pete Pan has been brewing for some time, and the story is set to take another twist today when the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Pan’s Pet Food and Feeds, which is based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, has filed a federal trademark application for the name “pet food.”
The U.K.-based company was originally founded by Michael Pan in 1984, and it has been a major player in the pet food industry.
It owns Petco, PetSmart, PetCoFresh, and Petco Market, among others.
In a statement, Pan’s spokesman said the trademark application was filed by a U.C. Berkeley trademark examiner, which will determine whether the company can use the name as a trade name.
“Pete Pan’s has been very successful in the world of pet food since its founding in 1984,” the statement said.
“It has become an industry leader and is committed to its core values of caring for pets, providing quality products and making our customers’ lives better.”
As part of our ongoing efforts to expand our product portfolio, we have begun to seek additional trademarks that would better represent our products and our brands.
These trademarks will help us achieve our vision of making our products available in more markets and will enable us to compete effectively in the marketplace.
“Pete is a big deal for Pan’s because he has built a loyal following and a long-running business that includes several food products and food chains including Pan’s Pizza, Panagina, Pan American Foods, Panera Bread, and Panera Foods.
The company is also a pioneer in the use of artificial sweeteners in food products.
Pan has been in the spotlight for his controversial comments about the treatment of animals, which he said were being abused in pet food manufacturing.
In an interview with CNN last month, Pan said that pet food companies should not be allowed to raise their prices because of “the cruelty that goes on” and said that it was “very unfair” that animal rights activists are demanding that pet owners pay more for pet food.
He said that he believed the animal rights movement was “completely wrong” and that “people don’t really understand what animal rights is.”
Pan’s statement read: “In a time when consumers are demanding fair treatment of all animals, we believe it is important to continue to fight for humane treatment of pets.”