Campaigning through trademarks

TradeMark Express runs down the latest in the horse race among the presidential candidates (and, it seems, those who want to profit somehow from their names) in the trademark registration sweepstakes.

It’s a good and original blog post that demonstrates how utterly abused the IP system is in this country. It also shows once again how far — thanks to the diffusion of “penumbras and emanations” of trademark as demanded by rent-seekers and granted by judges and the Congress — the law of trademark has drifted from actually protecting consumers from confusion among goods and services provided used in commerce suggesting source, ownership or affiliation.

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Author:Ron Coleman

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One Response to “Campaigning through trademarks”

  1. March 17, 2008 at 1:30 pm #

    Thank you Ron for the kind words about my blog post! One of the interesting finds I didn’t mention (and might be cause for another post) is that most folks seem to be attempting to capitalize on Barack Obama more than any other candidate.