(Thanks to http://ht.ly/2lG4A @clancco this morning for this WSJ item)
Charity Brawl: Nonprofits Aren’t So Generous When a Name’s at Stake
WSJ August 5, 2010
If only we can protect the easily confused public against the charlatans of blood cancer charity:
“More than two years ago, Cheryl Colleluori set out to trademark “HEADstrong,” the moniker of her blood-cancer charity. She says her son Nicholas, who had non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, came up with the name before he died in 2006. His nickname was “Head.” Ms. Colleluori ran into trouble with the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the advocacy group of the cyclist and cancer survivor. Its logo on its website is “LIVESTRONG,” in black against a yellow background, with “strong” in bold.”
What is at stake here is irrational control of the idea of STRONG. The Copyleftists and Lawrence Lessigites need to get on this one quickly. Maybe the LegalRebels.