Despite his initial blustery defense of the application (which, as a reader noted to me, violated the First Rule of Holes), Menhart has now backed off his claim to own the term “CyberLaw.” Instead, he has amended his application to seek a trademark registration only in his stylized CyberLaw logo. . .
However, Menhart doesn’t appear to have changed his tune about the merits of his initial application. Instead, the Baltimore Sun quotes him as saying that he amended his application because:
It was very clear that this was not going to be an academic argument, it was going to be more of a shouting match, and I didn’t think it was worth my time to get involved in a shouting match with people that were going to shout louder and had more ammunition in their holsters than I had.
Funny–I would have thought it wasn’t worth his time because the application was completely unmeritorious.
Maybe that’s what he means by “ammunition in their holsters,” Eric.
Or, now that I think of it, maybe he means something different altogether?