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Nuke
07-13-2010, 04:46 AM
Someone (not Leyton Hewitt) has trademarked the phrase "Come on."

http://au.sports.yahoo.com/tennis/news/article/-/7578563/come-on-lleyton-we-won-in-court/

Pretty ridiculous that someone can "own" a common phrase, but it happpens all the time. Michael Buffer owns "Let's get ready to rumble. Pat Riley owns "Three-peat." Darrell Waltrip owns "Boogity boogity boogity." Paris Hilton own's "That's hot."

So, the next time you hit a winner, if you calll out, "Come on," remember you're infringing on someone's trademark.

El Diablo
07-13-2010, 04:49 AM
Freedom of speech doesn't mean speech is free.

armsty
07-13-2010, 05:02 AM
"I'll do it in a minute" would get you millions in royalties.

AV1
07-13-2010, 05:21 AM
I'm currently working on getting all vowels trademarked...

Nuke
07-13-2010, 06:34 AM
If anyone really wonders why people would want to trademark a common phrase, accordng to Wikipedia, ring announcer Michael Buffer has earned a ton of money from his, "Let's get ready to rumble" catchphrase:

As of 2009, Buffer had earned over $400 million from licensing on the trademark.

Dave M
07-13-2010, 01:13 PM
Lucky dip, is registered here to the national lottery. Used to be used in parties and fetes all across the country untill they bought out a game called it. Most people semed shocked you could register a phrase but seems most things are possible

ProgressoR
07-14-2010, 03:06 AM
I am about to patent the written word. I suggest you write as much as you can before this comes through.

Larrysümmers
07-14-2010, 05:31 AM
Someone (not Leyton Hewitt) has trademarked the phrase "Come on."

http://au.sports.yahoo.com/tennis/news/article/-/7578563/come-on-lleyton-we-won-in-court/

Pretty ridiculous that someone can "own" a common phrase, but it happpens all the time. Michael Buffer owns "Let's get ready to rumble. Pat Riley owns "Three-peat." Darrell Waltrip owns "Boogity boogity boogity." Paris Hilton own's "That's hot."

So, the next time you hit a winner, if you calll out, "Come on," remember you're infringing on someone's trademark.

oh crap i will be hearing from somebody's attorney latter

cucio
07-14-2010, 07:37 AM
For the sake of these boards, let's hope no one patents "*******", "*******", "arrogant", "buttpicker" or "goat".

RoddickAce
07-14-2010, 07:53 AM
For the sake of these boards, let's hope no one patents "*******", "*******", "arrogant", "buttpicker" or "goat".

You forgot "choke", "clown" and "if this is a 4.0 player then I'm a 5.5"

r2473
07-14-2010, 07:59 AM
Someone (not Leyton Hewitt) has trademarked the phrase "Come on."

Oh come on!!

D'oh.

Nuke
07-15-2010, 04:26 AM
D'oh.

Trademark infringement!

Dilettante
07-15-2010, 04:55 AM
I am about to patent the written word. I suggest you write as much as you can before this comes through.

I've patented the typed word. Good luck with the written one, Francis Bacon.

ProgressoR
07-15-2010, 05:31 AM
Typed is a subset of written, I have had an expert testify to this. By the way you owe me $45 for the last post.

Dilettante
07-15-2010, 05:43 AM
This is a subprime thread so your outrageously high fees will just ruin the whole subforum.

Subset.

r2473
07-15-2010, 08:11 AM
Trademark infringement!

Sufferin' Succotash