January 15, 2007, East Helena, Montana...
The claim by Montana based record label Gathering Wave ® LLC that “Escape Music ®“ describes a new and unique musical genre pioneered by quantum consciousness composer and multi instrumentalist Bob Baran has been substantiated by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
The U.S.P.T.O. has issued a certificate of registration for the the trademark “Escape Music ®“ to Gathering Wave ® LLC. Specifically:for..."(recorded) Music in the nature of an original or unique style or new genre”( quoted directly from the certificate).
“We were confident that our claim of a new and original musical genre was much more than marketing hyperbole. Being issued a trademark for a new genre of music is not an everyday occurance...After all, the patent office is pretty much the mainstream universal authority as to what is new, unique and original” said Gwen Baran, Gathering Wave ® LLC co-founder.