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[News] Trademark Law Harms Environmental Cause

  • Subject: [News] Trademark Law Harms Environmental Cause
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 11:47:29 +0000
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Environmental group sues Honda for "Save The Earth" trademark infringement

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| All Honda wanted to do was save the Earth, 
| one gallon of gasoline at a time. It turns 
| out, though, that in the act of saving 
| said Earth, the Japanese automaker stepped 
| on a few toes â namely, those of Save the 
| Earth Enterprises, an environmental group 
| based in the United States.


Dueling Billboards Debate Wife's Hotness

,----[ Quote ]
| The billboard catches the attention of 
| drivers and truckers traveling on the 
| highways. "YOUR WIFE IS HOT" -- BETTER GET 
| YOUR A/C FIXED," it reads, in big bold 
| letters.
| [...]
| Air Around the Clock, in a 28-page 
| complaint, is accusing its competitor of 
| trademark infringement and misrepresenting 
| their services. The federal lawsuit also 
| states that the advertisement is likely to 
| cause confusion and deceive consumers as 
| to the origin of the services.


If A Video Is Filmed By Chimps... Who Owns The Copyright?

,----[ Quote ]
| Here's a fun one for you lawyers out there. 
| Richard points us to a story about a movie 
| made entirely by chimpanzees who were given 
| cameras, which is now being broadcast on the 
| BBC.



Trademark: The tort of choice for censors

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| That wonât stop a wealthy plaintiff, though
| â and whoâs wealthier these days than public
| employee unions? â from suing, however.
| After all, thereâs pretty much never fee-
| shifting in defendantsâ direction under the
| Lanham Act, although the statute does
| provide for it (or for that matter for
| frivolous copyright claims)  But good luck
| on that.
| So trademark infringement remains the legal
| claim of choice for those seeking to shut
| down smaller, poorer message opponents.
| File yours today!

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