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    More: Followup, Trademark, trademark issues, Washington's NFL team, Mr. McCaulay's trademark registrations, controversial Redskins name, Arkansas State University, McCaulay's trademarks, owner Daniel Snyder  
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2020-07-16 8:22:34 AM  
36 votes:
A) Why is this a politics link?

B) In a 2015 interview with The Washington Post, McCaulay said he had spent more than $20,000 on trademarks applications and considered it a "high-risk investment."It's not an investment at all, you farking halfwit. Are you demonstrating any actual use of those trademarks? No? Get ready for an ass-kicking in court.
 
2020-07-16 11:10:38 AM  
20 votes:
One person likened him to "Costco toilet paper hoarders during the pandemic." Another said he should be banned from the team's games, and another offered to punch him. He was called a jerk, a worthless troll, a gold digger, a self-serving liberal and a variety of expletives.

Who would have guessed that fans of such a "manly" sport could be such emotional pussies?
 
2020-07-16 11:14:42 AM  
15 votes:

Palined Parenthood: One person likened him to "Costco toilet paper hoarders during the pandemic." Another said he should be banned from the team's games, and another offered to punch him. He was called a jerk, a worthless troll, a gold digger, a self-serving liberal and a variety of expletives.

Who would have guessed that fans of such a "manly" sport could be such emotional pussies?


Anyone paying attention to white male fragility online in the past 10 years or so
 
2020-07-16 9:50:46 AM  
11 votes:

Pocket Ninja: A) Why is this a politics link?


On the one side, because team formerly known as the Redskins is changing their name over the racist associations, in a time when racism is considered a significant political issue.

On the other side, because trademark and other intellectual property "squatters" are rent-seekers who some consider to be taking advantage of the current system of federal laws and regulations implementing the Constitution's granting Congress authority of "securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries", in ways such that those actions of the "squatters" do not "promote the progress of science and useful arts", and arguably inhibit it; hence, raising the question of the optimal regulations for such promotion, which itself also is a political issue.

Ergo, politics tab.

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2020-07-16 10:26:02 AM  
10 votes:
If Trump was doing this, we'd all be hearing about what a brilliant businessman he is.
 
2020-07-16 8:40:49 AM  
9 votes:

Pocket Ninja: A) Why is this a politics link?

B) In a 2015 interview with The Washington Post, McCaulay said he had spent more than $20,000 on trademarks applications and considered it a "high-risk investment."It's not an investment at all, you farking halfwit. Are you demonstrating any actual use of those trademarks? No? Get ready for an ass-kicking in court.


Maybe, but he is willing to sell.  Buying is usually cheaper and easier than suing.  $100,000 isn't that much in lawyer fees.
 
2020-07-16 11:22:07 AM  
8 votes:

tekmo: #1: Washington Department of Football.

#2: Washington Bureaucrats

#3: DC Elites

But I'm pretty sure they'll pick something lame.


This one. This needs to happen.
 
2020-07-16 8:42:18 AM  
7 votes:
Washington Lafayettes
 
2020-07-16 11:17:36 AM  
6 votes:
#1: Washington Department of Football.

#2: Washington Bureaucrats

#3: DC Elites

But I'm pretty sure they'll pick something lame.
 
2020-07-16 11:12:22 AM  
6 votes:
Jesus, people are acting like this is something new. It's just like domain squatting. Now, suddenly everyone has their panties in a bunch? It's a shiatty practice that's gone on a long time. Maybe the team needs to look at the ones he's trademarked and come up with an alternative? Then he doesn't get their money and they still get a new name. Show some farking creativity, this guy hasn't cornered the market on that.

They could even be the Washington We Don't Pay Trademark Trolls. It doesn't exactly roll off the toungue, but it gets the point across.
 
2020-07-16 11:47:59 AM  
5 votes:

RI_Red: Washington Metros -- or, since this is Snyder we're talking about, he'll call them the Metro (like the Heat, Jazz, Thunder, Wild, Avalanche, Crimson Tide, &c.) and be the first NFL team with a singular noun.


Washington Metro/Metros is a fitting name. It sucks, it often breaks down, it's inefficient, some part of it is always out of service and out for repairs, sometimes it's on fire but never in a good way. That sounds like a DC NFL team.
 
2020-07-16 11:29:31 AM  
4 votes:

Generation_D: Palined Parenthood: One person likened him to "Costco toilet paper hoarders during the pandemic." Another said he should be banned from the team's games, and another offered to punch him. He was called a jerk, a worthless troll, a gold digger, a self-serving liberal and a variety of expletives.

Who would have guessed that fans of such a "manly" sport could be such emotional pussies?

Anyone paying attention to white male fragility online in the past 10 years or so for as long as there have been men

 
2020-07-16 11:08:09 AM  
4 votes:

abb3w: On the other side, because trademark and other intellectual property "squatters" are rent-seekers who some consider to be taking advantage of the current system of federal laws and regulations implementing the Constitution's granting Congress authority of "securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries", in ways such that those actions of the "squatters" do not "promote the progress of science and useful arts", and arguably inhibit it; hence, raising the question of the optimal regulations for such promotion, which itself also is a political issue.


Why are you giving the reason for patents to defend trademarks?

\ VERY different things.
 
2020-07-16 11:35:23 AM  
3 votes:
I'm heading off to get trademark, copyrights and patents for "Foreskins".
 
2020-07-16 11:29:32 AM  
3 votes:
Hah.

That guy should understand that trademarks you lay claim to but don't actually use are easy pickings. They're considered abandoned. Especially when you've been quoted as purposefully having "hoarded all the good names."

The Washington football team's on-staff lawyers should be able to handle that easily. Enjoy trying to argue that you really were intending on starting a few dozen football teams.
 
2020-07-16 11:14:41 AM  
3 votes:

Palined Parenthood: Who would have guessed that fans of such a "manly" sport could be such emotional pussies?


They're jealous that they didn't think of it first.
 
2020-07-16 11:14:07 AM  
3 votes:
Laughs at you in dictionary word DNS names hoarded since the 1990s.
 
2020-07-16 12:54:28 PM  
2 votes:

imapirate: Washington Gun Takers
Washington Hillarys
Washington Commies
Washington Jesus Haters
Washington Antifas
Washington Black Panthers
Washington Flag Burners
Washington Rachel Maddows
Washington Electric Cars
Washington Liberal Medias


Love the Washington Gun Takers 
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2020-07-16 12:19:16 PM  
2 votes:

Mikey1969: Jesus, people are acting like this is something new. It's just like domain squatting. Now, suddenly everyone has their panties in a bunch? It's a shiatty practice that's gone on a long time. Maybe the team needs to look at the ones he's trademarked and come up with an alternative? Then he doesn't get their money and they still get a new name. Show some farking creativity, this guy hasn't cornered the market on that.

They could even be the Washington We Don't Pay Trademark Trolls. It doesn't exactly roll off the toungue, but it gets the point across.


Washington Trolls is friggin' awesome name
 
2020-07-16 11:37:36 AM  
2 votes:

Pocket Ninja: A) Why is this a politics link?


There's only two tabs anymore, Main and Politics... everything in between are like the exits on the highway for grandma's, the mall, the state prison, the exit they added after they were all added so it ends in "B"... they're all points between the two big interchanges that you might hit if you really get desperate or want something really specific, but, most of the time its one to the other.
 
2020-07-16 11:20:42 AM  
2 votes:
He considered it a "high risk investment."

There was definitely profit motive in there, not altruism to protect the team's integrity. He knew this day was coming (we all did, right?). It's only because people found out who he is and sending hate his way that he's offering to be generous. If it was some anonymous squatter sitting on the names, there would be the expectation of a large payout.
 
2020-07-16 11:15:13 AM  
2 votes:

Palined Parenthood: One person likened him to "Costco toilet paper hoarders during the pandemic." Another said he should be banned from the team's games, and another offered to punch him. He was called a jerk, a worthless troll, a gold digger, a self-serving liberal and a variety of expletives.

Who would have guessed that fans of such a "manly" sport could be such emotional pussies?


To be clear, I do not support the abuse of intellectual property and IP law, but come on. This guy is not preventing you from wiping your ass.
 
2020-07-16 6:55:37 PM  
1 vote:

RI_Red: gulley: RI_Red: Washington Metros -- or, since this is Snyder we're talking about, he'll call them the Metro (like the Heat, Jazz, Thunder, Wild, Avalanche, Crimson Tide, &c.) and be the first NFL team with a singular noun.

Washington Metro/Metros is a fitting name. It sucks, it often breaks down, it's inefficient, some part of it is always out of service and out for repairs, sometimes it's on fire but never in a good way. That sounds like a DC NFL team.

I almost posted this same sentiment, but I'm not from DC and haven't visited in 20+ years (the Metro worked really well back then), so I didn't want to talk out of my ass -- this time, anyway.


The Metro system was designed poorly to begin with, and the people in charge didn't do the repairs that they should have done over the years, so these days it works considerably less well than it used to. Shorter operating hours, more stations closed for renovation. On the plus side, it's been months since there was a fire in a train or a station, and years since anybody died.
 
2020-07-16 2:42:05 PM  
1 vote:

RogueWallEnthusiast: Mikey1969: Jesus, people are acting like this is something new. It's just like domain squatting. Now, suddenly everyone has their panties in a bunch? It's a shiatty practice that's gone on a long time. Maybe the team needs to look at the ones he's trademarked and come up with an alternative? Then he doesn't get their money and they still get a new name. Show some farking creativity, this guy hasn't cornered the market on that.

They could even be the Washington We Don't Pay Trademark Trolls. It doesn't exactly roll off the toungue, but it gets the point across.

Washington Trolls is friggin' awesome name


After I posted that, I thought the exact same thing.
 
2020-07-16 2:26:43 PM  
1 vote:

Palined Parenthood: keldaria: Palined Parenthood: keldaria: The "Washington Lives Matter"
The "Washington Pork Barrels"
The "Washington Racist"
The "Washington Covidiots"
The "Washington Orangeskins"
The "Washington Very Stable Genius's"

Oh, and geniuses

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where's my damn coffee?


#The Washington Covfefe
 
2020-07-16 12:56:06 PM  
1 vote:

Senseless_drivel: Washington SubsidizedTaxExemptBillionaireOwners


Let's go with Washington Corruption instead. It's more punchy.
 
2020-07-16 12:41:06 PM  
1 vote:

gulley: RI_Red: Washington Metros -- or, since this is Snyder we're talking about, he'll call them the Metro (like the Heat, Jazz, Thunder, Wild, Avalanche, Crimson Tide, &c.) and be the first NFL team with a singular noun.

Washington Metro/Metros is a fitting name. It sucks, it often breaks down, it's inefficient, some part of it is always out of service and out for repairs, sometimes it's on fire but never in a good way. That sounds like a DC NFL team.


I almost posted this same sentiment, but I'm not from DC and haven't visited in 20+ years (the Metro worked really well back then), so I didn't want to talk out of my ass -- this time, anyway.
 
2020-07-16 12:40:14 PM  
1 vote:

imapirate: Washington Gun Takers
Washington Hillarys
Washington Commies
Washington Jesus Haters
Washington Antifas
Washington Black Panthers
Washington Flag Burners
Washington Rachel Maddows
Washington Electric Cars
Washington Liberal Medias


Washington Enablers
 
2020-07-16 12:33:45 PM  
1 vote:
Washington Monuments or gtfo

/If not I'll never stop not watching nfl
 
2020-07-16 12:22:08 PM  
1 vote:
The Washington Swamp

Swampy could be their mascot.

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2020-07-16 12:01:47 PM  
1 vote:

abb3w: Pocket Ninja: A) Why is this a politics link?

On the one side, because team formerly known as the Redskins is changing their name over the racist associations, in a time when racism is considered a significant political issue.

On the other side, because trademark and other intellectual property "squatters" are rent-seekers who some consider to be taking advantage of the current system of federal laws and regulations implementing the Constitution's granting Congress authority of "securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries", in ways such that those actions of the "squatters" do not "promote the progress of science and useful arts", and arguably inhibit it; hence, raising the question of the optimal regulations for such promotion, which itself also is a political issue.

Ergo, politics tab.

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Only in America would people do that. "I'mma snap up the name 'Washington (insert cool or appropriate name here)' because I know that muthafarking team name is racist, and goddamnit, I wanna get paid!"

He's industrious! He's using his noggin! He's not at all a greedy, and opportunistic guy waiting for the chance to cash in on something that should be freely available, based on moral and social justice grounds! He makes marketable tchotchkes in his garage! He's a good white American!

But y'all admire him! I mean, it not his fault that white owners with majority black teams have been failing, if not completely outright ignoring, their obligations to farking read the room. "We're not demeaning all American minorities! It's just the Native Americans! There's not enough of them left to matter anyway!"

Let the native American tribe that formerly inhabited that territory, rename them. Invite them to introduce the new name, in full ceremonial regalia, during the season open. But most importantly, give them 10 percent ownership in the team. It's not much, but goddamn, it's the morally right thing to do!

Better than having some random white guy, who anticipated you'd have to eventually change the name anyway, collect off your racism and ignorance.
 
2020-07-16 11:58:50 AM  
1 vote:
As a kid I was confused to learn Washington meant "DC" and not the state, so now as a Farker I suggest we confuse another generation with the new name of Washington Statesmen
 
2020-07-16 11:56:04 AM  
1 vote:

RussianPotato: Generation_D: Palined Parenthood: One person likened him to "Costco toilet paper hoarders during the pandemic." Another said he should be banned from the team's games, and another offered to punch him. He was called a jerk, a worthless troll, a gold digger, a self-serving liberal and a variety of expletives.

Who would have guessed that fans of such a "manly" sport could be such emotional pussies?

Anyone paying attention to white male fragility online in the past 10 years or so

So brave.  So bold.

Of course only white people watch football!  It's a very well known fact.


Go jump in a lake.  Bait's better there.
 
2020-07-16 11:45:33 AM  
1 vote:

keldaria: The "Washington Lives Matter"
The "Washington Pork Barrels"
The "Washington Racist"
The "Washington Covidiots"
The "Washington Orangeskins"
The "Washington Very Stable Genius's"


Oh, and geniuses
 
2020-07-16 11:45:10 AM  
1 vote:

keldaria: The "Washington Lives Matter"
The "Washington Pork Barrels"
The "Washington Racist"
The "Washington Covidiots"
The "Washington Orangeskins"
The "Washington Very Stable Genius's"


Why do so many of us have trouble pluralizing words that end with "-ist"?
 
2020-07-16 11:42:58 AM  
1 vote:
Washington -gates
Washington Politicians

Washington Trumps, they can lose every game but claim they won and call out the fake sports media for not reporting the scores properly
 
2020-07-16 11:41:02 AM  
1 vote:

Palined Parenthood: One person likened him to "Costco toilet paper hoarders during the pandemic." Another said he should be banned from the team's games, and another offered to punch him. He was called a jerk, a worthless troll, a gold digger, a self-serving liberal and a variety of expletives.

Who would have guessed that fans of such a "manly" sport could be such emotional pussies?


:raises hand:

WHY FOOTBALL MAN NOT STAND FOR SONG chomp slurp gulp burp
 
2020-07-16 11:22:57 AM  
1 vote:
Washington Gun Takers
Washington Hillarys
Washington Commies
Washington Jesus Haters
Washington Antifas
Washington Black Panthers
Washington Flag Burners
Washington Rachel Maddows
Washington Electric Cars
Washington Liberal Medias
 
2020-07-16 11:20:52 AM  
1 vote:

Generation_D: Palined Parenthood: One person likened him to "Costco toilet paper hoarders during the pandemic." Another said he should be banned from the team's games, and another offered to punch him. He was called a jerk, a worthless troll, a gold digger, a self-serving liberal and a variety of expletives.

Who would have guessed that fans of such a "manly" sport could be such emotional pussies?

Anyone paying attention to white male fragility online in the past 10 years or so


"Cream Puff" is a derogatory term that has fallen out of fashion. I think we need to bring it back.
 
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