29 March 2007

Intellectual Monopoly Madness - Trademarks Too

First it was patents, then copyright, and now it seems the IP mob are trying to pervert trademarks too:

it is insane to try and claim a general trademark over the phrase itself when it is divorced from a pre-existing good or service. At that point, it is no longer a tool to identify a commercial good, it then becomes a naked and virulent attempt to try and privatize language itself through a government enforced monopoly. Anyone claiming to be an attorney who endorses such nonsense out to be shamed out of the profession.

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