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Sep/02

"Retain a trademark lawyer for me, at once, Smithers!" "Yes, Mr. Burns."


 

Via cnn.com, a minor league baseball franchise, the Calgary Cannons (a Marlins affiliate), is moving to New Mexico, where it will be re-named the Albuquerque Isotopes, in honor of Homer Simpson’s favorite team, the Springfield Isotopes, which, in Episode 15, Year 12 of  The Simpsons, was moved by its owner, Duff Beer, from Springfield to Albuquerque.

In 1996, Fox, which owns both the Simpsons property and a competitor of  the Marlins named the Los Angeles Dogers, successfully enjoined the sale of Duff Beer in Australia, under Australian passing off law.

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