Wile E. Coyote, Cybergenius

Eric Goldman updates us on the “Cyberlaw” trademark preposterousness:

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?

Originally posted 2008-02-22 13:04:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Ron Coleman

LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION blog author Ron Coleman is a member of Dhillon Law Group in their New York City and Montclair, New Jersey offices. He is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law and Princeton University.

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