Octs in their heads

Originally posted 2007-10-21 22:27:08. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

The Colorado Rockies are “trying to trademark [sic]” the expression “Rocktober.”

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9 Responses to “Octs in their heads”

  1. October 22, 2007 at 10:44 am #

    Don’t they have to “three-peat” before they can start trademarking this type of stuff?

  2. October 22, 2007 at 11:24 am #

    You’re right, AJT! One of my favorite topics, actually.

  3. October 22, 2007 at 1:34 pm #

    I’m have a feeling the more appropriate phrase will be “Soxstober!”

  4. October 22, 2007 at 1:36 pm #

    …er, “Soxtober”

  5. Bob Cumbow
    October 22, 2007 at 4:32 pm #

    Thanks for the “sic”. I sure wish journalists (and others) would get it into their heads that “trademark” isn’t a verb, and that people don’t “apply for” or “ask for” trademark rights from the government.

  6. October 23, 2007 at 10:04 am #

    You’re welcome, Bob. That’s been one of my “things” since I started the blog, but of course I can’t hold back the tide of legal illiteracy.

    It’s most galling when lawyers do it.

  7. October 30, 2007 at 12:18 am #

    I must admit that I am on “the dark side” when it comes to using “trademark” as a verb.

    I see the wisdom of your position. If you use “trademark” as a verb, meaning “to register a trademark,” you fail to acknowledge that trademark rights grow from use, not registration. It ignores the fact that you have a trademark or you do not — registration doesn’t change that fact…

    Nevertheless, as “galling” (good word!) as it is, I find myself drawn to it. I actually like it.

    I guess it is like tequila shots or making my girlfriend dress up like a cheerleader for every Patriots game… I know that many look at me and say “that boy is just plain wrong, but it feels so right.

    If “party” can be a verb, so can “trademark.”

  8. November 2, 2007 at 4:34 pm #

    Marc, you’re just on the dark side period.

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