“The Last Best Place”: not a trademark yet

by Walter Olson on March 25, 2009

For years controversy has raged over a Las Vegas businessman and resort owner’s efforts to trademark the phrase, widely used as a description of Montana. (Missoula writer William Kittredge says he remembers coming up with the phrase himself.) Now, per TTA Blog, Montana Sen. Max Baucus has again included language in an appropriation bill to direct that (for the time being) no funds be expended by the PTO to register such a trademark.

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1 Doug 03.25.09 at 10:48 am

Using an appropriations bill to forbid the PTO to do something is just wrong. But, since Congress can “appropriate” bonuses of AIG employees, I guess they can do this to.

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