by Mike Masnick
Mon, Mar 30th 2009 2:09pm
JJ sends in the rather amusing news that the TSA's SimpliFLY promotional campaign (which only existed during the 2007 holiday season) may actually violate the trademark of the Salt Lake City International Airport, which uses the term for its telephone help line. From the details, it seems pretty clear this is a pure money grab by the SLC airport, as the marketing director seems quite clear that filing a lawsuit against the TSA was just a way to begin "negotiations." Of course, SLC may find that it has an uphill road to climb, as it needs to explain how the TSA was using the term "in commerce" to show that it's a trademark violation. In the meantime, folks in the marketing department at SLC airport may find that they need to go through a bit of extra scrutiny next time they go through airport security.
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