Note that they're not specifically trying to enjoin the party, just the promotional material that has their characters on it.
All they have to do to get around it is take out the characters. Say, silhouettes of those characters, altered somewhat to avoid direct copying of the silhouettes.
As for the lawsuit, well, that's something already started. If they can settle before having to file a reply, there may yet be a not-wholely-unhappy ending. If they have to file a reply to the suit, well... there's already going to be lawyer fees.
And for the record, Poke-co straight up admits that there aren't any (quantifiable) actual damages, so they throw in a request for statutory damages in alternative to an injunction.
"There's far more to be made far more easily selling Afghan heroin to junkies."
Hmmmm.... in my experience, Industrial Canniphobia is usually caused by the realization that pot could replace your business's utopiate, if pot becomes widely available to the customer base currently buying your drug.
Because Heroin use causes actual physical changes in the human body chemistry that lead to "addiction", exacerbated by extremely distressful withdrawal symptoms, cannabis is almost never a successful replacement for Heroin or similarly addictive drugs and thus is very seldom viewed as a threat to the Heroin, Cocaine/Crack, or Synthetic Pharmaceutical Party Drug industries.
At best, pot will take the "edge" off of the cravings and withdrawal symptoms of a heroin user for a short time, but cannot become an actual replacement.
Alcohol, on the other hand is often substituted back and forth with cannabis and this practice often leads to juicers leaving the booze nation for the lands of the green utopiate permanently. More often though kids simply smoke when there's no booze and drink when there's no pot. Either way, it cuts into the Alcohol Merchants profits.
After all, pot doesn't make you puke your guts out, crash your car, rape your girlfriend or cause you to awaken in a situation where you actually consider chewing off your arm rather than waking the creature next to you in bed, and those who use it just once become completely aware of the fact that every single authority figure out there in the real world has been lying to them for years. Very enlightening that. Even more enlightening when they learn that 90% of those authorities smoke weed.
Its a remarkable substitute for actual happiness - especially nice in a world so bereft of actual happiness - whereas booze simply turns you back into a five year old for a few hours, by lowering your IQ to single digit level.
Cannabis is also deemed a threat by the Tobacco and Pharmaceutical Industries, but the Booze Industry has always been scared shitless of legalized cannabis.
So I assumed that booze was the thing that the RussMob was protecting from the Demon Weed because Heroin has never been adversely affected by nearby Pot merchants.
I'm saying that the attitude of the US government and law enforcement is in contradiction with their stated purpose, which gives their opponents - here ISIS - more conviction and supporters. Even if US manage to nuke ISIS, other terrorists will rise and the US themselves will have validated terrorism as a legitimate strategy.
The only way to stop terrorists is the long term is to show them another way. To show them that there is another way to live with people of different opinions than simply crushing them with violence.
Personally, I prefer Qdoba. Even if they did kind of go the lame-ass route of jacking the price on all their burritos last year in order to be able to claim that guacamole, once a paid-extra add-on, is now "free for all."
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Well, I don't know about France, but in both the UK and the US, it's perfectly legal to access content via a web browser so long as that content is legally hosted. Since all of George Orwell's works are Public Domain in Australia and Canada...
Hopefully, the Pokemon Company realizes how petty they look taking it this far, and calls off the lawsuit while finding a less extreme way to somewhat take control of the situation, thereby "defending" the trademark.
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I'm actually waiting for the biography of Ballmer to make it into a movie. I'd definitely watch it if David Koechner plays him. It would start like a comedy documenting his clueless antics in Microsoft, but then could get a bit more deep with him not sucking and doing more stuff like this.