The Latest Legal Battle over a number: 22

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  1. Andrew W

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    22

    There, take that Fitch! :p)
     
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    [​IMG]

    I suspect that Duce Staley is behind this lawsuit... [​IMG]

    Brad
     
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    Do I have to pay royalties if I add 10+12?

     
  5. Kirk Gunn

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    My 9 yr old will be overjoyed when she finds out that "11x2=?" has dropped out of her multiplication tables.
     
  6. Max Leung

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    I guess we'll need to burn copies of the book Catch-22.
     
  7. Chris Lockwood

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    Intel found out a few years ago that you can't trademark a number. That's why they stopped giving their chips names like 80486 & went with words like Pentium that could be trademarked.
     
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    Abercrombie sucks. They'll get as far w/ that as Intel did trying to trademark 386, 486, x86, etc. Just a desperate bid for attention by a clothes company that will die like all the other clothing fads - Z. Cavaricci, FUBU, etc.
     
  9. Keith Mickunas

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    Good point Chris, I'd say they're not going to get far with this. If they had a specific style of printing they could claim the logo, but they can't claim any more than that. Hopefully the judge that gets this case will give them a good smack down like Fox got.

    Since it appears that they are just going after the use of the number 22, I'd say that means they have to go after every sports franchise that sells jerseys with a 22 on it, because they too are diluting the mark.
     
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    In my Fair and Balanced™ opinion this law suit is silly.
     
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    A&F clothes suck anyways. Haven't they heard of an iron?
     
  12. Nathan*W

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    I'm going to trademark the letter "A".

    Hurry up and use it while you still cn.
     
  13. Ricardo C

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    Dmn you! [​IMG]
     
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    Doesnt Porsche have 911, 914, 944, 996, and a few others trademarked?
     
  15. Keith Mickunas

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    I don't think so Devin. On their website they have the following:
     
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    Oh, ok. I just remember reading about a product (I cant remember what now) that wanted to use a 9xx number in the name, but didnt because of a lawsuit threat from Porsche.
     
  17. Devin U

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    then again, looking at the quote above...

     
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    I guess that nullifies my 22nd birthday. Am I just one year younger or am I still 21?
     
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    Was there only one Agent 007? [​IMG]
     
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    The legal profession has become a monumental joke. Problem is, it's not funny. [​IMG]
     

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