“Lawsuits for the cure?”

by Walter Olson on June 7, 2011

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization continues to take an aggressive stance against other groups using “for the cure” phrasing in breast cancer charitable efforts, part of a wider trend toward disputes between non-profits on trademark issues. [Minneapolis Star-Tribune, earlier]

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1 Sam T 06.07.11 at 5:07 pm

Other ridiculous uses of patent law to “protect” the use of phrases:
“That’s hot” by Paris Hilton
“You’re fired!” by Donald Trump
“Seal Team 6″ by Disney (recently withdrawn)
And I think we can add on every trademarked phrase a business has used to sell Americans crap we don’t need. It’s hard to believe this constitutes property that the law is willing to protect.

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