August 17, 2006
Links Du Jour 08-17-06
- Las Vegas tourist board wins lawsuit over slogan - The Las Vegas tourist board has won a lawsuit against a woman who used a simulacrum of its famous slogan “What Happens Here, Stays Here” on a line of women’s clothing emblazoned with “What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas.” As I have said before, the Vegas location slogan is the best city slogan in the country, partly responsible for a huge upsurge in tourism to Sin City, and the Las Vegas tourism board is quite prepared to drag you to court to protect the asset they have spent $155 million promoting. How anyone could start a line of clothes and try to trademark them in that very same city with a slogan that is such a clear copyright violation is just beyond me.
- Apple: iPod means our pod - Yet another bunch of opportunists have been busted trying to infringe upon a famous product name, in this case it’s the iPod, which, As I have said before, has seen every variation of its name scattered across the Internet. Yes, every single letter of the alphabet has been used on product names before the word “Pod”. I’m talking a-zPod. Apple sends out a series of polite letters to those who are infringing on the name branding, but these letters seem to get less polite and a bit more insistent when the products are clearly trying to look as if they were made in Cupertino. According to their lawyers, “Apple owns, inter alia, U.S. Trademark Registration Nos. 2,835,698, 2,781,793, and 3,089,360 for its IPOD mark for portable and handled digital electronic devices, as well as several pending U.S. applications for the IPOD mark.” So lay off.
- Web 2.0 logo generator, but where’s the stickr generator? - The Scobleizer has two great posts up. The first is a very interesting link to a mock web 2.0 logo generator courtesy of Steve Rubel. The Scobleizer thinks the generator actually isn’t half bad - as does Steve. He also leads us to a way-cool laptop sticker pool of those of us brave enough to deface our computers. Like Mr. Scoble, I have an iMac and but unlike him, I can’t bear to deface it. The Scobleizer is also looking for a domain name for the TV video he is working on and wondering whether he should just name it after himself or call it something like “VideoShowHostedByAFatWhiteGuyWhoThinksHeIsAGeek2006.com.”
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