trademarks

Anita Cholewa anita at MOZART.CBS.UMN.EDU
Tue Feb 4 14:20:39 CST 1997


Despite what U.Smith said I think there may be cause
for worry regarding trademarks on plant names.  To use
another business world example, the use of the names
"Rollerblade", "Kleenix", and "Xerox" have been upheld
in court.  Rollerblade Corp. took to task the local
newspapers, etc. for calling all inline skates "rollerblades"
and won in court.  Rather than voice our personal opinions
regarding the use of trademarked names I suggest someone
who knows the laws pipe in here.

ANITA
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