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Old 07-05-2014, 10:24 PM   #1
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Trademark madness


Tyler Perry gets a trademark on the phrase, "What would Jesus Do."

Honest to Pete, you couldn't make this stuff up.

American "intellectual property" law and those charged to implement it are awash in stupid.
 
Old 07-05-2014, 10:35 PM   #2
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... and in breaking news, frankbell is hearby awarded a trademark on the term "awash in stupid"
 
Old 07-05-2014, 11:13 PM   #3
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I will have to challenge that trademark -- it is copyrighted and patented .....

i might even have the patent on using a "moron in a hurry" to CHECK the trademark

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Old 07-06-2014, 01:15 AM   #4
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Is she a singer ???.
 
Old 07-06-2014, 06:02 AM   #5
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I'll let anybody use the phrase "What would brianL do?".
 
Old 07-06-2014, 07:16 PM   #6
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You forgot to put the copyright logo after it.
 
Old 07-06-2014, 09:42 PM   #7
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oops
 
Old 07-07-2014, 09:37 AM   #8
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That's not the right mark. It's a circle-R or circle-P.

Anyhow ... anyone can register almost any mark, if they can show that they're using it in (interstate) commerce. That's not the same as trademarking Jesus, Himself. (Thank God.)
 
Old 07-07-2014, 09:54 AM   #9
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That's not the same as trademarking Jesus, Himself. (Thank God.)
I think God might be able to trademark Jesus if he wanted to.

Also, trademarks are granted in "classes", so having something trademarked in one class doesn't prevent other people using the same thing in others.
 
Old 07-07-2014, 10:56 AM   #10
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re-donk-ulous.
 
Old 07-07-2014, 11:43 AM   #11
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Who is Tyler Perry and why would they want to trademark a silly cliche?
 
Old 07-07-2014, 02:26 PM   #12
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Who is Tyler Perry
Perry describes himself as a Christian,
apparently with far too much money and time.
 
Old 07-07-2014, 09:00 PM   #13
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Tyler Perry is a rather shallow entertainer who has made a career and a fortune out of lampooning (some would say) or capitalizing on (others would say) stereotypes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler_Perry
 
Old 07-08-2014, 05:23 AM   #14
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Tyler Perry is a rather shallow entertainer who has made a career and a fortune out of lampooning (some would say) or capitalizing on (others would say) stereotypes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler_Perry
Thanks for that. I am genuinely better informed for it.

Isn't he asking for someone to come up with the catchphrase "What would Tyler Perry do? Don't under any circumstances do that. It won't be funny."?

(For one reason or another, BrianL is probably safer, though)
 
Old 07-08-2014, 08:06 AM   #15
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Do you have a problem that seems insurmountable? Stuck in an awkward situation? Difficult decisions to make?
Well, take a deep breath, and ask yourself this: "What would brianL do?"
And the answer, as if by magic, will come to you: "**** all, as usual!"

 
  


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