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  • Coffee Regions as Trademarks...

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    http://www.theage.com.au/news/world/storm-in-coffee-cup-on-aceh-names/2008/02/15/1202760602757.html

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    Re: Coffee Regions as Trademarks...

    Im going to trademark "Mars Coffee".
    The taste will be out of this world.

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      Re: Coffee Regions as Trademarks...

      Yeah, its all a bit too ridiculous alright.... harks back to the crap that went on when that huge American shoe company took out a trademark copyright on the Aussie Ugg Boot. The various Aussie companies affected by this then had to prove that the term was a generic one before the copyright could be overturned. It was eventually but not before several family businesses went under trying to protect their livelihoods.

      Copyright in this situation seems to be entirely arse about face, the onus should be on the party intending to copyright a trademark that the term isnt already legitimately used in some other context or has previous legitimate ownership by some other means. Similar thing happens with patents too... This whole business has become a joke that hurts the little guy while benefiting the corporations. About time it was turned on its head I reckon.....

      Mal.

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