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[News] Intellectual Monopolies on "WhoDat" and the White House

  • Subject: [News] Intellectual Monopolies on "WhoDat" and the White House
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2010 11:36:03 +0000
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Who Dat Holds The Trademark To Who Dat? NFL Threatens While WhoDat Inc. Asks Why?

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| It seems like every year there's some sort 
| of controversy over trademarks and the 
| Superbowl. Of course, the NFL has been 
| famous for aggressively defending 
| trademarks.
| [...]
| The Monistere brothers seem particularly 
| annoyed by the NFL bullying small t-shirt 
| makers, saying that they're more than 
| happy to grant licenses to those folks to 
| produce Who Dat merchandise, and merchants 
| have said that the NFL communication has 
| been tremendously threatening and 
| aggressive, while the Monistere's have 
| been quite friendly and accommodating.


Naomi Klein: How Corporate Branding Took Over the White House

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| Ten years after the publication of "No 
| Logo", Klein looks at how Obama created a 
| brand that won him the Presidency. Will 
| his failure to live up to his lofty brand 
| cost him? 



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.

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