Filmmaker Allowed To Use The Name Rin Tin Tin To Describe Rin Tin Tin

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Looks like the courts got one right concerning a trademark claim involving famed movie dog Rin Tin Tin. It seems that some movie makers wanted to make a movie about Rin Tin Tin, which seemed reasonable enough. However, Rin Tin Tin Inc., a company that continues to breed “Rin Tin Tin dogs” for movies objected to the use of the name, saying that since they held the trademark on Rin Tin Tin, the movie was infringing. Thankfully, the judge disagreed, noting that the movie is about Rin Tin Tin, and thus was descriptive and a perfectly reasonable use of the name.

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Poddys (profile) says:

And What Audience Is This For...

Ok if you are as old as me you might just remember Rin Tin Tin. Well I remember watching it when I was only knee high to a grasshopper, but other than it being US Cavalry and the Dog, I don’t remember anything at all.

So assuming that the audience is going to be in the 60 or over age group, it’s really just another piece of Hollywood nostalgia. I would still like to see it though out of interest.

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