Turns out I had a registered copyright for it that preceded their company by about 10 years.
Some people are just shameless.
Wait...Empire was published in 1987. Age of Empires was published in 1997. Are you talking about Microsoft?
The details of the case are long settled, so I prefer not to rake the coals.
I never could keep my yap shut :-)
Edit: oh crap
Edit: Never mind, I took a look at your username and googled it with "empire". (google even did an auto complete to it!) for other's, here it is, looks great! http://www.classicempire.com/
A registered copyright gives you additional legal protections, as well as solid proof of ownership.
It’s not required in order to have a copyright, but it can make it easier to prove a claim.
The article mentions trade dress being an aspect of their lawsuit against Neiman Marcus and some other companies.
And this doesn't strike you as ridiculous?
I understand we want to protect the little man inventor from staying poor as big companies get rich off of their ideas, but something like wipers being a patented concept on each different vehicle is not a function of this need.
BTW, the current state of the art in ship windshield wiping does not look like a car wiper at all.
I hope this EU ruling is not applied in the US.
a system optimized for rent seeking on the color red is overreaching.
From worldcrunch: "According to the Brazilian daily Estadao, a worker on the bottom end of Brazil’s pay scale earns roughly $77.40 per month, meaning it would take him or her three years and three months to earn what an average person at the top end of the spectrum makes in just one month: $3,019."
I assume this has something to do with those being the colors of the Brazilian flag, but when I googled all I found was this figurative translation: https://www.kwintessential.co.uk/blog/learn-a-language/idiom...
Most of them have some obscure meaning that is unknown to most people nowadays.
literal meaning: it’s a lot of sand for your little truck.
rough translation: he or she is out of your league
"Now we're on a pig's back" - doing well
"They're doing a big thing" - performing a task, but perhaps in an over complicated way
There is only result for the use of that phrase:
So what's your fun example situation for us of someone “pretending to be armless John”?
An explanation I read is a reference to mutilated men being dismissed from going to war
( A Google translator might help)
Apparently, beggars would tie one arm (or both) around their body under clothing, pretending to have been injured in war.
But this is an expression that would never appear in the NY Times.
Everyone is screwing everyone.
You would think $9M would make her more content with life. But sadly as humans we seem to always want more. I often wonder whether it is easy to judge because I don't have that money and those problems. Either way her greed was her undoing. She could have happily continued making a decent amount of money from the bikinis even with competitors selling similar wares.
Appropriates a handmade native Brazilian bikini, has it made in China and makes $9MM.
Sues others for making similar designs.
'In response, Kruger said, "What a ridiculous clusterfuck of totally uncool jokers. I make my work about this kind of sadly foolish farce. I'm waiting for all of them to sue me for copyright infringement."'
Supreme is a common noun, and uses one of the most common typefaces, Helvetica, on a solid red background. There’s no unique aspect to their logo at all.
Maybe I should start a company named The. Start suing any product line prefixed with “The”
It's an italic version of (or very similar to) "Futura bold oblique" and it was used in white on a red background by the artist Barbara Kruger as (massive irony here) a critique of consumerism. Supreme then took that influence to create their logo.
So? Together they make a recognisable brand. That's what matters.
> Maybe I should start a company named The. Start suing any product line prefixed with “The”
You can't sue "any product line", only ones in the same sector which could be confused with yours. McDonald's can't sue a car mechanic called McDonald's. Good luck making "The" a recognisable brand in any sector.