Filed with the PTO December 21.
In connection with rumors that the INTEL INSIDE mark will be dropped, IPKat provides a gallery of tarnishing images of the INTEL INSIDE mark which makes one wonder: Is tarnishment proof of fame?
Note: the IPKat entry starts with a non-Intel item on geographical indications that is worth reading as well.
From the Splog Desk:
First, Jason Calcanis points out that Online Cash King is republishing his blog without authorization.
Then Online Cash King points out that Online Cash King is republishing his blog without authorization.
Jason: Try this – post the following: I, Onlne Cash King admit to violating the Trademark and Copyright Acts and will consent to an order entered against me enjoining me from all such future acts and paying Jason Calcanis damages in the amount of One Trillion Dollars.
Citable TTAB decision rejecting application for LAWYERS.COM on genericness grounds.
Echoing TTablog, my reaction to the decision was ‘coulda told you that in fewer than 29 pages’ although to be fair to the Board, most of the decision is concerned with shutting down a ploy in drafting applications for [generic].com marks.
Trademarks build brands and domain names build pre-brand traffic. When it comes to generic domain names, it appears that you cannot have everything (though some of us will keep trying).
Starbucks fails to prove CHARBUCKS dark roasted blend ‘tarnishes’ Starbucks brand. Via Starbucksgossip.
This hack of Google Print which is being disseminated around the Web today at the blogospheric velocity allows you to read all (or perhaps all of the significant bits) of books on Google Print. The method seems to be especially effective for reference works.
This would seem to suggest that the market for certain types of books may be adversely affected by Google Print.
As this blogger puts it ‘why lug around a 1300-page reference when you can just look it up on Google.”
Unsourced rumors re Intel dropping the INTEL INSIDE trademark reported here by the Inquirer.
If things are slow you can go to uspto.gov and do an ownership search for recent filings by Intel (Intel has filed multiple applications for CORE INSIDE, XEON INSIDE and PENTIUM INSIDE, all since Dec. 1).
Must-read: Peyton Manning: The Man And The Brand, via This Blog . . . Hat tip to the less famous Froomkin.