lakerz12 wrote:dhsilv2 wrote:lakerz12 wrote:
"Trademark abuse"? What does that mean?
You consider someone filing for a trademark to be "trademark abuse"?
Until LeBron/his company actually sue someone regarding "Taco Tuesday" (which they never will) or use the mark to damage someone's business in actual commerce, you have nothing to complain about. You're complaining about something that hasn't happened.
If anything, complain to the USPTO if you don't think LeBron's company should not have been granted this Trademark. That's understandable.
But to go any further than that and assume they are going to hurt small businesses with this is just total nonsense. They have done nothing to affect another business at this point. Zero.
You can go file for hundreds of trademarks right now. Go ahead. It's your right to do that (assuming you can show some intent to use the mark in commerce). It will do nothing to affect anyone else until some actual litigation takes place or if your mark actually interferes with someone else's product or service in the actual visible marketplace. All that will change is that you'll be out a bunch of money. And if someone comes along and tries to Trademark the same thing after you, they may not be able to. But that's it.
You're acting like filing for a Trademark has cataclysmic results. It doesn't at all.
Ah yes, because people get trademarks just to say they have them. They're like collecting basketball cards.
So are you saying that you expect LeBron and his company to sue people, or what?
I'm not sure you understand the basics of what a Trademark is. Have you ever filed for a trademark? Have you read about trademarks? Or are you just talking based on nothing?
I've owned several trademarks and I've read fairly extensively about them. 99% file for a trademark as protection. Protection against someone else coming along and using the same name in the same business category.
So again, what exactly are you thinking is Lebron's intention here? Clearly you can't actually point to anything he's done wrong so far.
He is trademarking taco tuesday. He should not be able to "protect" that term in any context, in any way, for any reason!
I honestly don't understand what you're not getting here. And yes, I have read up on trademarks and yes I do have a general understanding of them. No, I'm not an expert nor legal expert.