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W is subject of suit: Companies argue over copyright
Texarkana Gazette ^ | September 5, 2006 | LISA BOSE McDERMOTT

Posted on 09/05/2006 5:17:33 PM PDT by HAL9000

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The political overtones of “W” will be the subject of a courtroom debate as part of an alleged copyright infringement case is considered in Texarkana this week.

The Republican National Committee and the Spalding Group are being sued by Rally Concepts LLC about the ubiquitous “W” used in President George W. Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: copyright; dubya; georgewbush; gwb2004; lawsuit; logo; rnc; w; w2004
Here is the logo at the center of the fuss -


1 posted on 09/05/2006 5:17:35 PM PDT by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

I wear the baseball cap version of it around all the time.

It gets lots of second glances here in the S.F. Bay Area. ;-)


2 posted on 09/05/2006 5:21:36 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: HAL9000
the upcoming trial before U.S. District Judge David Folsom—who received his judicial appointment by then-President Bill Clinton.

What are the odds of a fair hearing here.
3 posted on 09/05/2006 5:24:10 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: HAL9000

Is the problem with exact copies of the logo, or with knockoffs that exploit the concept of the right edge of the letter "W" serving as a flagpole? I'm not positive, but I would be surprised if the letter-as-flagpole hasn't already been done for any of the letters where it could work (including H, I, J, N, U, V, W, and maybe K and X as well).


4 posted on 09/05/2006 5:29:57 PM PDT by supercat (Sony delenda est.)
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To: kinoxi
They are also suing cafepress for 'w' variations.

Somebody ought to tell pookie18. :)
5 posted on 09/05/2006 5:40:23 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: Phatboy

LOL!


8 posted on 09/06/2006 1:47:08 AM PDT by Howlin
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