Comments on: Duking it out http://overlawyered.com/2014/07/duking/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=duking Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:28:53 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Hugo S. Cunningham http://overlawyered.com/2014/07/duking/comment-page-1/#comment-296528 Sun, 13 Jul 2014 03:27:45 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47022#comment-296528 @GM–
Maybe we always call him “*the* Duke,” but I doubt very much that anyone ever addressed him that way.

The Wayne estate should be able to trademark “Duke” liquor that has John Wayne’s image on it, while leaving the University the option to trademark “Duke” liquor with distinctive university logos or images.

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By: Bill Poser http://overlawyered.com/2014/07/duking/comment-page-1/#comment-296322 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:14:25 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47022#comment-296322 The Wayne estate is suing Duke University because the university filed an objection to their proposed trademarks.

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By: Jack Olson http://overlawyered.com/2014/07/duking/comment-page-1/#comment-296279 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:59:01 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47022#comment-296279 Can’t understand why they are suing Duke University but didn’t sue Duke Ellington, the Duke of Kent, or the Duke of Earl. I suppose it’s a matter of going for the deep pockets.

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By: gasman http://overlawyered.com/2014/07/duking/comment-page-1/#comment-296104 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:54:39 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47022#comment-296104 They are creating confusion with the word Duke.

John Wayne is and has always been The Duke, not merely Duke.
Same as Richard Petty is The King, not merely King. And, according to the movie Cars, Mrs Petty is Mrs. The King.

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