Friday, August 12, 2011

USOC threatens "Redneck Olympics" over trademark issue

Who ever said intellectual property is boring? The "Redneck Olympics" of Hebron, Maine got a threatening letter from the USOC about use of the word "Olympics."

Redneck Olympics organizer Harold Brooks sounds like he would rather fight than switch: “I’m going to refuse to not use that word."

Wikipedia notes: The most widely accepted date for the inception of the Ancient Olympics is 776 BC; this is based on inscriptions, found at Olympia, of the winners of a footrace held every four years starting in 776 BC.

**Also of IP interest, in the chemical realm:

BPAI uses dependent claim to find independent claim to be indefinite


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