DMC Logo Timeline

After seeing much speculation and many errors with regards to the timeline of official DMC logos, I have decided to put many myths to rest. The following was researched using publicly available tools such as TESS and is available under Fair Use, outlined here. The information contained below is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, expressed or implied.

Bare (non-beveled) DMC
DMC 12
De Lorean
DMC Variant
DNC
Beveled DMC
DMC De Lorean Motor Company
1978 <-- Non-beveled "DMC" and "DMC 12" trademarked by 80's DMC
1979
1980
1981 <-- "De Lorean" registered for selling sunglasses (unrelated to DMC)
1982
1983 <-- "De Lorean" registration abandoned
      (Does not appear to have been granted)
1984
1985 <-- "DMC" and "DMC 12" trademarks defunct with company closure
1986 <-- Dallas Market Center adopts two logos similar to un-beveled "DMC"
1987
1988 <-- Dallas Market Center drops logo with wording; keeps other logo
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995 <-- Deleware North Companies takes non-beveled "DMC" logo,
      removes center stem, and adds notches to create "DNC" logo
1996
1997
1998
1999 <-- DMC Houston trademarks beveled "DMC" logo
2000 <-- DMC Houston trademarks "De Lorean" logo
2001 <-- DMC Houston cancels "De Lorean" logo
      (Does not appear to have been granted)
2002
2003 <-- Deaware North Companies trademarks modified logo; keeps original
      filing live. Also, a Canadian company attempts to trademark
      "DMC De Lorean Motor Company" (They did not succeed)
2004
2005
2006
2007       "De Lorean" logo registered by DMC Houston
<-- Adam Lee attempts to trademark "DMC" logo
2008
2009 <-- Adam Lee trademark abandoned (not granted)
      Dallas Market Center logo trademark cancelled
2010
2011       Beveled "DMC" trademark cancelled. Steve Rice attempts to
<-- trademark logo during lapse. DMC Houston registers beveled
      "DMC" trademark five days later and keeps until present day
2012
2013
2014 <-- Present Day
Indicates first registration (now defunct)
Indicates second registration (now defunct)
Indicates current registration (active)
Type/Serial: DMC (73162366, 73162367)
Filed:
Registered:
Active:
3/15/1978
2/13/1979
3/15/1978 to 8/23/1985
Owner: DMC (80's)
Status: DEAD -- Cancelled on 8/23/1985
Notes: Original DMC filing
TESS Screenshot: Link 1, Link 2
Type/Serial: DMC 12 (73162368)
Filed:
Registered:
Active:
3/15/1978
5/22/1979
3/15/1978 to 11/22/1985
Owner: DMC (80's)
Status: DEAD -- Cancelled on 11/22/1985
Notes: Original DMC filing
TESS Screenshot: Link
Type/Serial: De Lorean (73320421)
Filed:
Registered:
Active:
7/23/1981
N/A
7/23/1981 to 11/28/1983
Owner: Rivera Trading Corp
Status: DEAD -- Abandoned as of 11/28/1983
Notes: Unrelated to original DMC -- registered for sunglasses
TESS Screenshot: Link
Type/Serial: De Lorean (73332767)
Filed:
Registered:
Active:
7/23/1981
N/A
[Unknown] to 11/8/1982
Owner: DMC (80's)
Status: DEAD -- Abandoned as of 11/8/1982
Notes: Original DMC filing
TESS Screenshot: Link
Type/Serial: De Lorean (73345825, 73345827)
Filed:
Registered:
Active:
N/A
N/A
[Unknown] to 2/28/1983
Owner: John Z De Lorean Corporation
Status: DEAD -- Abandoned as of 2/28/1983
Notes: JZD filing
TESS Screenshot: Link 1, Link 2
Type/Serial: DMC Variant (73632023)
Filed:
Registered:
Active:
11/21/1986
N/A
11/21/1986 to 5/4/1988
Owner: Dallas Market Center
Status: DEAD -- Abandoned on 5/4/1988
Notes: Similar to DMC logo, unrelated venture. Likely abandoned due to wording below logo
TESS Screenshot: Link
Type/Serial: DMC Variant (73632356)
Filed:
Registered:
Active:
11/21/1986
5/31/1988
11/21/1986 to 3/7/2009
Owner: Dallas Market Center
Status: DEAD -- Cancelled on 3/7/2009
Notes: Similar to DMC logo, unrelated venture. Likely favored over 73632023 due to versatility
TESS Screenshot: Link
Type/Serial: DNC (74672777)
Filed:
Registered:
Active:
5/11/1995
5/20/1997
5/11/1995 to Present
Owner: Deleware North Companies
Status: LIVE
Notes: Similar to DMC logo, unrelated venture.
TESS Screenshot: Link
Type/Serial: DMC (beveled) (75756108)
Filed:
Registered:
Active:
10/30/1999
9/25/2001
10/30/1999 to 4/27/2012
Owner: DMC Houston
Status: DEAD -- Cancelled on 4/27/2012
Notes: First time beveled logo was trademarked
TESS Screenshot: Link
Type/Serial: De Lorean (76164686)
Filed:
Registered:
Active:
11/14/2000
N/A
11/14/2000 to 10/9/2001
Owner: DMC Houston
Status: DEAD -- Abandoned as of 10/9/2001
Notes: Same logo as on the rear bumper
TESS Screenshot: Link
Type/Serial: DNC (76494578)
Filed:
Registered:
Active:
3/5/2003
2/3/2004
3/5/2003 to Present
Owner: Deleware North Companies
Status: LIVE
Notes: Similar to DMC logo, unrelated venture.
TESS Screenshot: Link
Type/Serial: De Lorean (77534722, 77977620)
Filed:
Registered:
Active:
7/30/2008
2/1/2011
7/30/2008 to Present
Owner: DMC Houston
Status: LIVE
Notes: Same logo as on the flat hood
TESS Screenshot: Link 1, Link 2
Type/Serial: DMC (77580023)
Filed:
Registered:
Active:
9/26/2008
N/A
9/26/2008 to 12/14/2009
Owner: Adam Ellis Lee (individual)
Status: DEAD -- Abandoned on 12/14/2009
Notes: Most recent time non-beveled logo was trademarked
TESS Screenshot: Link
Type/Serial: DMC De Lorean Motor Company (78200524)
Filed:
Registered:
Active:
1/6/2003
N/A
1/6/2003 to 12/2/2003
Owner: Canadian company (same name)
Status: DEAD -- Abandoned on 12/2/2003
Notes: Only time "DMC De Lorean Motor Company " was trademarked
TESS Screenshot: Link
Type/Serial: DMC (beveled) (85636083)
Filed:
Registered:
Active:
5/25/2012
N/A
5/25/2012 to 7/23/2013
Owner: Steve Rice
Status: DEAD -- Abandoned on 5/25/2012
Notes: Note the "No Filing Basis" present on the screenshot
TESS Screenshot: Link
Type/Serial: DMC (beveled) (85638115)
Filed:
Registered:
Active:
5/30/2012
3/19/2013
5/30/2012 to Present
Owner: DMC Houston
Status: LIVE
Notes: Note the bevel -- non-beveled logos
TESS Screenshot: Link