Go look at the article it links to. The main reason it was denied because they weren't trying to brand any potatoes. There's not a single potato in the application. Note this part: "The application doesn’t appear to have anything to do with actual potatoes. The rejection notes that the applicant applied for the trademark to market “entertainment services” and all sorts of merchandise, from clothing to trading cards."
It got denied mainly because it could be confusingly similar to the Washington Redskins team trademark.
'Our planet could cross a dangerous threshold in 2036'
Fortunately, I should be retired by then. Heck, given my drinking habits and weight, I might well be dead. And, given my career as a Unix Administrator, I'll be thankful I don't have to deal with the Y2038 problem.
They seem to have a script to block IPs after 85 requests, too. I had to cycle through several of my externals (via --bind-address) to wget it all (I already own the 3 books, but it's nice to have an electronic copy).
The first amendment as well as the Texas constitution.
It's not an official cease & desist yet though. The city attorney just used those words in an email. Uber might be able to go to court and get an injunction against such, but it's probably far better to wait and let the city make a bigger fool of itself.
"The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States..."
It's part of the law passed during WWI to justify the draft. Mostly it remains as a curiosity.
There's an "open source", crowd-sourced replacement for the Dewey system that is a branch off the last public domain version of the system in the early 20s. It's the Open Shelves Classification. (There's also the Library of Congress classification system, which is PD and which most universities use).
The OLCL has been pretty litigious about its trademarks and copyrights in the past. A few years ago, they sent a C&D to the Library Hotel in NYC, whose floors and rooms are based on the Dewey Decimal system (and whose rooms contain books on particular subjects). After what would now be called the Streisand effect, they backed down, let the hotel give a small amount of money to a charity, and officially licensed the hotel to as a DDCS user.
Redskin is a pretty offensive word when applied to First Nations peoples, harking back to centuries of broken treaties, mistreatment, oppression, sometimes outright genocide.
But, I note, trademarks are still allowed for certain types of trademarks on redskin peanuts, as well as potatoes. I suggest the Redskin Pork Rind company simply use the skin of a particular breed of pig:
There are no dangers associated with non-stick until the temperature gets very high (450F or higher, if you have birds as pets; up around 650F when they start getting dangerous for people). You can reach those temps relatively easy with high heat on a burner, but a rice cooker isn't ever going to be a danger.
And, 15 seconds after such a bill, no company in the world would be paying any US employee more than $250,000. Any married couple whose joint income is in excess will immediately start filing separately. Other people whose income exceeds 250k will probably donate the entire excess to tax-deductible non-profits, something where they at least get social prestige, rather than passing it all to the government.
Long-term (just a very few years out), the collections from such a tax will be effectively 0. That might fix inequality issues, but the government is still stuck with supplying (using the swiss figure above) $2800 a month to 240 million adults. Eight trillion dollars a year. 20% more than the current entire revenues of the whole federal government right now, which will surely be less in the future because there will no longer be any taxes from high-income or high capital gains, plus, marginal workers have a lot less incentive to work if they can get by on a guaranteed income.
Looks like a pretty straight-forward case, not even vaguely approaching entrapment. They didn't entice someone uninclined to commit a crime to do so. It's not like he was a mentally retarded high school kid who wanted a girlfriend who texted him 40 times begging him to buy her a single joint. They dangled an illegal act in front of him and his partner, and he not only jumped for the idea, but made an overt act to carry it out.
And, course, he plead guilty. Everyone has the right to an appeal, unless waived, but without a trial, there's almost no avenue for appeal.
"And if you just can't get away from Sriracha, you can try the Thailand-made Shark Brand Sriracha sauce."
That is the normal brand I use. I keep a bottle in the fridge at work and at home. It's runnier than Huy Fong, and a little sweeter as well. Sriracha is great for an ingredient for all kinds of thai type sauces. I rarely just dump it on stuff when I'm at home.
BUT! Huy Fong's is found everywhere, and it's great to add to burgers or pizza or banh mi or whatever, when you're out eating.