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T-shirt maker sinks rival with dubious trademark of 150-year-old nautical icon
2018-05-31
 

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T-shirt maker sinks rival with dubious trademark of 150-year-old nautical icon

2018-05-31

T-shirt maker sinks rival with dubious trademark of 150-year-old nautical icon

Lawyers told gCaptain to save money and "remove the items to comply with the request."

Rather than defend against a threatened trademark lawsuit, a California-based maritime-news website has now stopped selling T-shirts with the historic shipping icon known as the Plimsoll Line.

"Yes, we got feedback from a few lawyers, and they all agreed that while we have a very strong case, our profits on those items are a fraction of the cost of a legal defense," gCaptain's owner, John Konrad, emailed Ars. "They suggested we save the money and remove the items to comply with the request... so we did.

source:

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/05/t-shirt-maker-sinks-rival-with-dubious-trademark-of-150-year-old-nautical-icon/