• http://www.websiteadvice.com/blog Scott Clark

    The use of a trademarked phrase to amuse, and not to confuse, is a protected fair use, as a parody. This is pretty standard trademark law.

    Ok, so perhaps Mr. Murphy should look at all the harmless fun that’s been had with the “Got Root?” shirts: http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts/sysadmin/280d/

    The US Milk Advisory Board seems to be allowing the shirt to be marketed, but if I remember correctly, however, they sued Gateway Computer over the “Got Computer?” slogan used in an ad campaign.

  • http://www.tongen.com Wardo

    Danny, I got the same canned response to my email to the board. You gotta laugh at the phrase – “We apologize if our response seemed impersonal or harsh; that was not our intent”.

    Reminds me of the movie “You’ve Got Mail” when the character Kathleen (played by Meg Ryan) responds to a similar comment by Joe:
    “…but it’s personal to me, it’s personal to a lot of people…I mean, whatever else anything is, it ought to begin by being personal.”

    In response we are (personally) switching from ham to turkey sandwiches for Superbowl snacks tomorrow.

  • http://d.perry.googlepages.com DLPerry

    Nice bit of canned-ham. :)
    I got the same letter in response to my own email to the NPB.
    Danny I think you are still right – they still aren’t getting it – apology or not.
    Oh well.

  • http://d.perry.googlepages.com DLPerry

    Nice bit of canned-ham. :)
    I got the same letter in response to my own email to the NPB.
    Danny I think you are still right – they still aren’t getting it – apology or not.
    Oh well.