[LINK] 'Yellow Pages' as a Trademark
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Sat Jan 19 00:37:04 EST 2008
Note: Telstra headed by US business hacker
Note: US trend is threaten, sue, loose, make public apology, sue again
Note: US Head of Telstra, Follows US Pattern on Trade Marks.
I have to agree though, surely businesses want to be seen and talked
about. Eventually people will be so scared to mention the name of
Telstra (R) (TM) (C) that no one will bother.
At 18:04 18/01/2008, Roger Clarke wrote:
>At 16:03 +1000 18/1/08, Lea de Groot wrote:
>>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
>Are you aware of any basis in law for them to even request, let
>alone demand, removal?
>In the current case (which I appreciate may be different from the
>instances you're talking about), "The lawyer's letter failed to
>provide a precise, or indeed any, explanation in terms of Australian
>copyright legislation and case law, of what asserted rights the
>lawyer is seeking to exercise on [its client's] behalf and how it is
>claimed that those rights are being breached. "
>Do you ask them for the precise information?
>(Depending on the situation, they could have a case. But I doubt it).
>Not to do so creates a rod for your own back.
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