flucto: Screw these guys. Magic Hat tried to work with them.
Silverstaff: Screw this guy, West Sixth tried to work with them, but Cerveceria Costa Rica's idea of "work with" was "do everything we say exactly as we say with no room for negotiation."I was unaware that counted as "working with".
CourtroomWolf: it depends on a bunch of arcane, impenetrable rules,
Teiritzamna: CourtroomWolf: it depends on a bunch of arcane, impenetrable rules,or 8 pretty straightforward fact-
Loreweaver: My proposed solution to the whole problem:[ancientscrossroads.com image 720x720]/ Spent all of 30 minutes to create.
vudukungfu: medius: trademarks have to be vigorously protectedjust the nature of the beastalso, i was more convinced that this was a coincidence until evilmrsock posted the picture of the toucansand you are a legal beagle, too, FTR.
derpy: http://www.magicasshat.com/which of you farkers made this?
Theaetetus: kobrakai: Aaaaand now Magic Hat realizes that they've stepped in it big time. From their Facebook page:We'd like to thank our fans out there who have offered their support over the last day or so. It is great to see that because of your support West Sixth is now willing to revisit the areas they previously agreed to in an effort to find a resolution. We will be reaching out to them to discuss directly rather than engage in any more back-and-forth on social sites. Thanks again for your support.Are you reading the same post as we are?
Theaetetus: missmez: I just can't bring myself to care about any beer that comes in a can.[beerstreetjournal.com image 570x427]
Theaetetus: As previously mentioned, the design was most certainly trademarked. It was not registered under the Lanham Act, but trademark rights can arise automatically. See section 43 of the Lanham Act, discussing rights in unregistered marks and trade dress.
lennavan: Well, first, it seems according to the letters linked previously in the thread, they are claiming this infringes their trademark. A case for unregistered marks is very different. According to the PDF I found http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/law/tmlaw.pdf that would require proving the design is "famous" which means amongst other things "widely recognized by the general consuming public of the United States." I can't imagine that fits here.
CrazyCracka420: Theaetetus: missmez: I just can't bring myself to care about any beer that comes in a can.[beerstreetjournal.com image 570x427]Yeah, he's missing out...[bythepint.com image 680x510]
The Flexecutioner: if only i had a coozy that fit it.
medius: The Flexecutioner: if only i had a coozy that fit it.with a little patience and proper stretching and lubrication, you could fit your coozie around almost anything
CheddarPants: Tell the world you support West Sixth.
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