Re: [rumori] Iowa Prof. to Muzzle AT&T

From: Steev Hise (
Date: Thu Jan 23 2003 - 13:28:19 PST

on Thu, 23 Jan 2003 matt davignon told me:

>Doesn't a registered trademark only protect a phrase or symbol from being
>put to the same use by someone else? For example, Apple Computers has a

good point, and who knows if he would win if this ever goes to
court. it's a publicity opportunity, i think that's the point. i
doubt Kembrew will really file suit. right kembrew? or do you
have a secret cadre of free laywers ready to attack?

rah rah! charge!

>And lastly, how can he claim a trademark to a phrase that's been in common
>usage for hundreds of years before he could talk? Could I register a picture

it's not a claim, it's a done deal. he applied for the mark, and
the trademark office gave it to him. it's his. he owns it,
according to the federal government of the USA. of course it's
ridiculous, that's the whole idea of trying it. and isnt it more
ridiculous that starbucks can trademark a shade of green? other
incredible examples abound....


Steev Hise, Recovering Jaded Hipster
*Recycled Culture: *Recordings:
*Want Peace? Stop Paying for War:
"All art up to now has been merely a substitute for the Internet."
                -Vuk Cosic

Rumori, the Discussion List
to unsubscribe, send mail to
with "unsubscribe rumori" in the message body.
Rumori list archives & other information are at

Home | Detrivores | Rhizome | Archive | Projects | Contact | Help | Text Index

[an error occurred while processing this directive] N© Sharerights extended to all.