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Ron Coleman
New York City
Law blogger, blog lawyer, crack commercial litigator, and funnier than a patent lawyer.
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I'll go further than that: If, like me, you publicize big wins, you should publicize big losses too. I do, and it's no fun, but I do think it's necessary -- as long as doing so is not consistent with the clients' interests, of course. I try to make lemon out of lemonade, by encouraging those who follow my tweets or my blog to consider the issues I raised and the opinion of the court that disagreed with me. By the way -- Hi, Dave!
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Actually, to clarify, I should have said "not Mr. Monopoly" and "is Mr. Monopoly really a trademark"? Which is what I meant. Do I get out of uneditable comment hell free?
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2009 on A True Tale of Two Nastygrams at Legal Blog Watch
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Cease and desist letters do routinely reset the clock in this way -- i.e., they do routinely lie about the clients' true intentions. But this is probably not a parody, Bob, at least not of GET OUT OF JAIL FREE, and that defense may not fly. On the other hand, is this really trademark use at all, or is GET OUT OF JAIL FREE really a trademark? It's true that everyone associates this phrase with Monopoly, but not every cultural reference is, really, a trademark infringement... unless you ask a judge these days.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2009 on A True Tale of Two Nastygrams at Legal Blog Watch
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Um, that they're just our "house homos"?
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Well, did this guy basically buy himself a health insurance policy by publishing this stuff? I am sure he is untouchable now, notwithstanding his fragging fantasies.
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