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Overzealous trademark protection

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by equippaint, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. equippaint

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    Hopefully this creates some caselaw that will prevent this nonsense from happening in the future. I also hope Caterpillar has to reimburse all legal fees, expenses, labor, and time.
     
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    Now THAT is just stupid on Caterpillars part. Zero confusion between the two brands. This would mean no person or company can use the word CAT on their apparel. Wait unitl they see Etsy...
     
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    I dont see any claim on caterpillars side because of the logo; If anything I can see is that the C in Cat on the bag looks a bit like a Cummins C but that is pushing it. I think they might be doing it because of them wanting to have some sort of cloud based service for their customers.

    Edit: I wonder if they'll go after the Cat & Jack clothing line or the ASPCA for their "Cat Care" next.
     
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    Wonder why they never went after Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat book and movie.
     
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    I hope Cat loses and has to pay bigtime
     
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    edit : of course, that does take in a lotta territory. :rolleyes:
     
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    This isn't isolated. Monster Energy Drinks was suing Mad Monster Party for the same infringement. Using the word "Monster". Of course, as a horror movie convention, Mad Monster Party took their name from a movie from the 60's (I think) and did so with permission. I don't know who the lawyers are for Caterpillar or Monster energy drinks, but they reek of ambulance chasing.

    https://www.dreadcentral.com/news/281517/monster-energy-trying-to-shutdown-mad-monster-party/
     
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    What kind of dumb-*** lawyer thinks this is a good idea? One of the core parts of trademark law is that you generally need to be using someone else's trademark in the same industry as them for it to be considered infringement.
     
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    Careful, I am sure somewhere there is a lawyer who has trademarked Ambulance Chasing™ as their Corp tagline.
     
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    Lawyers - off to make a buck on people minding their own business, busting their a** to create something.

    They create litigation, cost everyone money.
     
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    Race to the bottom is accelerating.
     
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