touche. i, however, have trademarked the word "trademark." well, that, and "pusillanimous." okay, so maybe that wasn't such a great choice, but my friend swore that "pusillanimous" was going to be the next "the." you know, people would be using it for everything.Cardinal said:I have a trademark on the words "the," "and," "if," and "how." If anyone uses any of these words, I will sue.
dukey, as you have been kind enough to educate me in the ways of skunking beer (i mean that sincerely), i must return the favor. you cannot claim a trademark; rather, you must file the appropriate paperwork with the appropriate governmental agency. i would be happy to prepare the documentation...for a tidy fee...Duke Of Dystopia said:I claim trademark on the following words and phrases:
cardinal, i will grant you a license of trademark and pusillanimous if you will, in exchange, grant the rest of us a cross-license for your protected words.Cardinal said:Oh, I am suing you people! You can't get away with this TM infingement!
Back on topic, how can you really put a trademark on a string of words in common usage. "Fair and balance" was used as a phrase long before Fox adopted it. Trademarks are ment for things like "Chex Mix" or "Ruffles," not common phrases.
oh, the phrase "good and plenty" is owned by Leaf, Inc. (assigned to them by Quaker City Chocolate & Confectionary Company). i think they're the makers of that disgusting candy. ("Charlie says, 'Love that good and plenty...'" you know that jingle from a few years back.)michaelskis said:People have too much time and money on there hands.
Exact product name, such as Coca-cola or Pepsi... that I understand... but in the FAIR AND BALANCED world that we live in, we should not have to worry about what we say. Our words should be GOOD and PLENTY.
See this and this.Zoning Goddess said:"Fair and Balanced" - huh?