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Comment Re:This is NOT a matter of trademark violation (Score 1) 175

Not necessarily. Take a look at the relevant portion of the Lantham Act. It would have to fit one of the provisions therein. It might make a false suggestion of affiliation, but it's arguable.

15 U.S.C. 1125 - False designations of origin, false descriptions, and dilution forbidden

(a) Civil action

(1) Any person who, on or in connection with any goods or services, or any container for goods, uses in commerce any word, term, name, symbol, or device, or any combination thereof, or any false designation of origin, false or misleading description of fact, or false or misleading representation of fact, which

(A) is likely to cause confusion, or to cause mistake, or to deceive as to the affiliation, connection, or association of such person with another person, or as to the origin, sponsorship, or approval of his or her goods, services, or commercial activities by another person, or

(B) in commercial advertising or promotion, misrepresents the nature, characteristics, qualities, or geographic origin of his or her or another person's goods, services, or commercial activities,

shall be liable in a civil action by any person who believes that he or she is or is likely to be damaged by such act.

Comment Re:Does this surprise anyone? (Score 2) 563

Drumpf has run most of his campaign by going from one conspiracy to another.

You're late to this party, but the Clinton campaign started the 'Russia leaked the emails' meme. Trump is responding to that meme here (I haven't verified that - the news conference was too long and I don't care enough to watch the whole thing). Adding his own whatever to it.

Do not be deceived: at the national level, it's cut-throat, and both campaigns are willing to lie and cheat if it helps them win. We see that in the emails where the Clinton campaign tried to use Sander's race against him.

Comment This is NOT a matter of trademark violation (Score 1) 174

You violate a trademark if you mis-represent a good or service as that of the trademark holder. And it has to be in the same trademark category that they registered. Having a trademark does not grant ownership of a word, and does not prevent anyone else from using that word. Use of a trademark in reporting and normal discussion is not a violation.

Comment Re:Why not? (Score 1) 563

Yes yes yes. Whenever Trump says something so blindingly idiotic it always is handwaved away as a joke... Unless of course the audience eats it up. You know, like making Mexico pay for a big wall, something Trump has no power to do, but because it gets idiots like yourself to jump up and down like five year olds in a blow-up castle, well, yay Trump meant it!

Comment Re:You can't blame them. (Score 1) 343

I haven't seen good evidence that Clinton is an undue supporter of Wall Street

Clinton has gotten a lot of support (ie: money) from the banks. Whether or not you think she is an undue supporter or not, you can see thereby that she is favored by the banks.

AC is clearly against shipping jobs overseas, and that conflicts with some of Clinton's stances.

Now you're getting it.

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