Yes.. unfortunately people are rushing to TM “Coronavirus”

A rush of misguided trademark applications for “COVID” and “coronavirus” has already begun, replaying a bizarre legal phenomenon in particularly tasteless fashion. Reports Law 360

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Trending terms from news and pop culture are routinely followed by a flood of applications at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, filed by opportunistic applicants who think they can lock down exclusive rights on something that’s captured the national conversation.

https://www.law360.com/ip/articles/1254641/no-seriously-don-t-try-to-trademark-coronavirus