Updated May 7, 2021. Two ads added, Nov 1984 and Sept 1986.
Minson was sold through several companies.
SKATE BIKE AMERICA, INC. was incorporated on September 16, 1983. On September 23, 1983, they filed a trademarks for “SKATE BIKE” (73444980) and on July 29, 1983 “MINSON” (73436921) The trademarks were later ABANDONED.
There were three brandings used:
From what I can find it looks like Skate Bike America was the original company. They created Minson Enterprises and trademarked “Minson” and “Skate Bike.”
Incorporated in the US on Sept 16, 1983.
Company Number: G60525
Current Status: Inactive
Incorporated in California
4943 McConnell Ave.
Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES 90066
U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for MINSON
by Minson Enterprises (U.S.A) Inc
Mark Identification: Minson
Filing Date: 7/29/1983
Serial Number: 73436921
First Use: 12/20/1982
Use in Commerce: 2/7/1983
Status/Status Date: Cancelled. 3/19/1991
Minson 73436921 Trademark Status & Document Retrieval USPTO.gov
Minson Trademark Certificate
U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for SKATE BIKE.
by Minson Enterprises (U.S.A.) Inc.
Word mark: SKATE BIKE
Filing Date: 9/23/1983
Serial Number: 73444980
First Use Anywhere: 9/15/1983
First Use In Commerce: 9/20/1983
Status/Status Date: ABANDONED – FAILURE TO RESPOND OR LATE RESPONSE 10/19/1984
Skate Bike 73441849 Trademark Status & Document Retrieval USPTO.gov
Skate Bike Trademark Certificate