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'Pull My Finger' subject of court fight
Posted on 02/17/2009 7:10:10 PM PST by pissant
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- First came the iPhone. Then, there was the "iFart" flatulence noise download. Now, there's "Pull My Finger" -- and next could come the lawsuits.
A Florida-based company has accused a Colorado competitor in federal court of trademark infringement and unfair business practices over the phrase "Pull My Finger."
The dispute began after the makers of iFart began using phrase "pull my finger" in advertisements for their products.
Air-o-Matic, based in Jacksonville, Florida, and Colorado-based InfoMedia, Inc., both offer a range of competing software applications, or "apps," that subscribers can download into their multitasking cell phones. Users can make calls, listen to music, browse the Internet and play games on the devices.
Individual "apps" cost a dollar and up, and can be used to get directions, read restaurant reviews and make funny noises. Enter the flatulence sound app, which both companies offer to customers.
Air-o-Matic says its app, "Pull My Finger" has a unique brand identity
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KEYWORDS: flatulence; freepun; humor; pullmyfinger
Heck, my grandpa should sue them both...
posted on 02/17/2009 7:10:10 PM PST
LOL! Yours and mine both, he really got a kick out of that.
posted on 02/17/2009 7:14:15 PM PST
(But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
everybodys’ grandpa should sue
posted on 02/17/2009 7:14:51 PM PST
(Obama - the ethical exception asterisk administration)
watching a 2008 Boston Legal episode. Denny Crane just did the same gesture, pull my finger.
posted on 02/17/2009 7:17:10 PM PST
My near 90 year old Dad is a master ! He doesn't care who's around as he marches around the house doing his various chores.
posted on 02/17/2009 7:20:11 PM PST
by Nam Vet
(This space for rent............Hard currency only)
posted on 02/17/2009 7:23:50 PM PST
We should have known that someone would eventually try to patent the fart, if a Kenyan born janitor could become president.
posted on 02/17/2009 7:26:55 PM PST
(The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
Okay, that’s funny. I would have bet it was Apple suing over the “iFart” thing.
posted on 02/17/2009 7:29:22 PM PST
(No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
No case since Al Gore invented it.
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It's not April 1st, but it certainly should be... PING!
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posted on 02/17/2009 7:44:32 PM PST
(Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
I'm going to jail, bigtime.
posted on 02/17/2009 7:45:38 PM PST
(God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
November 4, 2008 was “Pull My Finger” day.
posted on 02/17/2009 7:46:40 PM PST
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posted on 02/17/2009 7:59:49 PM PST
(My respect for zero has reached zero)
Never heard of “pull my finger”, what’s the point?
posted on 02/17/2009 8:04:38 PM PST
Pull mine and I’ll show you.
posted on 02/17/2009 8:05:54 PM PST
by Eagle Eye
(Libs- If you don't have to play the rules then neither do we...THINK ABOUT IT!)
To: Eagle Eye
“Pull mine and Ill show you.”
Sounds pretty stupid, if someone pulled mine i’d deck them figuring they were queer!
posted on 02/17/2009 8:17:30 PM PST
posted on 02/17/2009 10:05:56 PM PST
(Ti Ming -- Use Librally)
Air-o-Matic. Imagine the elevator music at that company.
posted on 02/18/2009 3:29:52 AM PST
(Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
trademark of a vernacular phrase that has been circulating for a very long time?
Maybe we need to start filing tradmark documents for every catch-phrase, silly statement, and “words of wisdom” we have ever heard. Then just sit back and wait for someone to use any of them in advertising or marketing and sue them.
Somewhat akin to those who file patents for general unproven and undeveloped concepts and are yet granted patents for said vague ideas...
posted on 02/18/2009 6:03:36 AM PST
(Pray for our country....)
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