[LINK] 'Yellow Pages' as a Trademark
peter at ratbags.com
Fri Jan 18 22:35:29 EST 2008
> On Fri, 18 Jan 2008 16:53:40 +1100, Rick Welykochy wrote:
> > Talk about silencing dissent! According to the above, one cannot ever
> > even discuss or mention Yellow Pages (R) in print without threat of
> > action being taken.
> Yes, the belief of some 'trademark holders' that you cannot even
> mention their trademark without their specific permission is so odd.
> As an internet publisher, I have had the occasional approach from
> businesses who don't want to be mentioned and demand to know 'how dare
> I use their trademark'. Of course I immediately remove the mention, as
> requested, but... :shakes head: - the lack of foresight that I am
> sending them business and the lack of understanding of just what a
> trade mark is and registering it doesn't give them an exclusive use of
> the words!
> Well, I can understand it from a small business person, although I hope
> for better, but to get such a complaint from a solicitor! Very sad :(
It is the latest ploy to attack freedom of speech. Here a couple of cases
of it being tried out on me.
The Millenium Project - http://www.ratbags.com/rsoles
Australian Council Against Health Fraud - http://www.acahf.org.au
Australian Skeptics - http://www.skeptics.com.au
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