You appear to be confused, which doesn't particularly surprise me. I asked YOU to offer a rebuttal, not to invite me to rebut an entire website, your insistence for which you appear to think is some kind of point in your favor.
So, I'll ask again, care to put forth a cogent thought, or can you not formulate even that much for us?
No, we've argued that someone w/a trademark can be selective on defending it when there is an actual chance for customer confusion and/or competition within the same marketplace. In this case, there was no confusion or chance because the mark holder wasn't in the industry until it bought in at a later date. I'm not sure why this is confusing?
Do you think that might be because the press will typically highlight the most absurd cases, such as this, while including a note about just how many slightly less absurd but still absurd cases there are generally and trust the reader to understand that this is all dumb?
Or do you REALLY think that I, as the author, only get my druthers up in a twist when members of the Islamic faith are treated poorly? Because I'm generally considered the anti-religious hawk around these parts, so that would be a silly thing to believe....
No, Strategic Marks is trying to meet the production of a customer demand for retro brands that don't exist any longer because Macy's bought them out and rebranded the stores as Macy's. Marshall Fields, for instance, is a name that carries a great deal of weight and memory here in Chicago, even though Macy's bought them out a decade ago and turned the store into a Macy's.
I'm not sure how you go through the entire post I wrote without understanding that....
Hi there, champ. I wrote the article. I'd be more than interested in hearing where I factually got something wrong with respect to trademark law. While I do write about trademark law roughly all the damn time, it wouldn't surprise me if I had made some error. What DID surprise me is that you thought that leaving this vague and specifics-free comment was in any way helpful, interesting, or useful.
"Although truth be said, the D probable candidate is just marginally better."
This line of false equivalency needs to end. I absolutely HATE Clinton, but comparing the candidates makes the choice between them clear.
1. Hillary: a liberal democrat demagogue with an insane amount of experience, even though she's a proven liar.
2. Trump: a liberal republican demagogue with zero experience, even though he's a proven liar.
So, the only way choosing Trump over Clinton makes sense is if you value the word "republican", which is meaningless in terms of actual policy, more than you value experience on the political stage, or if you actually think that having experience as a politician is a huge negative.
This isn't political; it's essentially a math equation where only one answer makes any fucking sense. I may disagree with those that support other candidates, such as Bernie, Cruz or Rubio. Hell, I may disagree with Clinton supporters depending on whom she's running against. But I will never understand how a liberal New Yorker with zero moral standing, zero experience, and a policy platform that has historically been liberal is somehow convincing republican voters to vote for him. There is simply no rational explanation for it.
"The problem of print at home tickets is that it's very easy to set your printer to make more than 1 copy at a time. You could give those copies to friends (or sell them) and each of the tickets would appear valid on it's face. Home printing quality can vary as well, so it's not easy to judge the validity of the ticket by it's printing, paper, or other special marks (such as say a hologram on an official ticket)."
Um, have you ever been to a sporting event using a printed at home ticket? There's a bar code on it scanned at the gate that's only good once. Peeling off twenty copies of a ticket and scalping them off would indeed be a problem.....THAT THE CORPORATE SECONDARY MARKET FIXES BY GUARANTEEING THE TICKETS. The value of a Stub Hub is that it acts as a filter for the shady folks outside the stadium and handles the transfer. Hell, some secondary marketplaces GUARANTEE the tickets are legit.
What the Yankees are doing here is creating MORE fraudulent scalping, not less....
I know I'm biased as a Techdirt writer, but this is one of the best pieces I've read on this site or elsewhere. It's difficult to weave humor into a piece that ought to make one angry, but this is brilliant....