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(Chicago Trib)   Aunt Jemima heirs are suing Pepsi and Quaker Oats for $2 billion   (chicagotribune.com ) divider line
    More: Strange, Anna Short Harrington, Trademark Office  
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2014-08-09 12:52:25 PM  
Waffles > pancakes
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-08-09 12:59:47 PM  
It wasn't until they uncovered in 2013 that Quaker Oats had trademarked Harrington's likeness and picture in 1937 that the family determined that they were owed royalties.

USPTO registration number 0344873 appears to be the one referred to here. It is one of a series dating back to the 19th Century.

Since they waited 77 years to sue they must not consider the case very urgent. The court should schedule the next hearing for 2091.
 
2014-08-09 01:10:17 PM  
Oh, lawd!
 
2014-08-09 04:03:20 PM  
I GISed Aunt Jemima. The old ads were interesting.

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2014-08-09 04:07:08 PM  

jaytkay: I GISed Aunt Jemima. The old ads were interesting.


Wow.

And yet people scoff at any mention of reparations.
 
2014-08-09 04:18:00 PM  
They're still bitter about losing out on the proceeds of Uncle Jemima's Pure Mash Liquor acquired by Pepsi years ago.
 
2014-08-09 04:18:30 PM  
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2014-08-09 04:31:36 PM  
oh those heirs. is there anything (else) they CAN do?
 
2014-08-09 04:46:03 PM  

jaytkay: I GISed Aunt Jemima. The old ads were interesting.

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Lulz. Awesome.
 
2014-08-09 04:56:47 PM  

jaytkay: I GISed Aunt Jemima. The old ads were interesting.

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2014-08-09 05:10:11 PM  
I always get confused. Is she married to Uncle Remus or Uncle Ben? They all look alike to me.

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2014-08-09 09:38:21 PM  
Please please please show up to court wearing an apron and head wrap.

/just want something lively to happen in court for once.
 
2014-08-09 10:23:08 PM  

basemetal: Waffles > pancakes


french toast > waffles > pancakes

/topped with fried apples and sauce
 
2014-08-10 09:14:19 AM  

basemetal: Waffles > pancakes


Racist.
 
2014-08-10 03:07:29 PM  
How much of that settlement will go to Professor Goody and Wallace the Waffle Whiffer?
("Waffle-waffle-waffle!")
 
2014-08-10 07:52:43 PM  
Perhaps there can be some sort of mulch-layered settlement, pyramid shaped, or more, triangle-shaped they can use to trade. A "Triangle Trade', if you will.

Perhaps in the end they will get closer to 3/5ths of the settlement they desire.
 
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