Pork Board Sends Epic C&D Letter Over Unicorn Meat Joke - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to General Talk

Pork Board Sends Epic C&D Letter Over Unicorn Meat Joke

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Re: Pork Board Sends Epic C&D Letter Over Unicorn Meat Joke

Postby StlSluggers » Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:41 pm

I was simply confirming what you were saying. !+)
StlSluggers
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicCafe WriterMock(ing) DrafterWeb Supporter
Posts: 14716
(Past Year: 10)
Joined: 24 May 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Parking in the gov't bldg @ 7th and Pine. It's only $3.00 on game day!

Re: Pork Board Sends Epic C&D Letter Over Unicorn Meat Joke

Postby thedude » Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:23 pm

urbanbreez wrote:
knapplc wrote:Aren't they protected by satire?

Why yes, as a matter of fact, they are. But I think parody is a better defense.



They probably have a defense and they might think this is funny, but they won't be laughing if the National Pork Board files a federal lawsuit alleging trademark infringment. I have a feeling the Pork Board can afford legal fees that this website cannot.
"I do not think baseball of today is any better than it was 30 years ago... I still think Radbourne is the greatest of the pitchers." John Sullivan 1914-Old athletes never change.
thedude
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicPick 3 Weekly Winner
Posts: 8413
(Past Year: 7)
Joined: 18 Dec 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: The Good Life

Re: Pork Board Sends Epic C&D Letter Over Unicorn Meat Joke

Postby urbanbreez » Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:38 pm

I guess you could say their next joke should be...

Sunglasses

Less corny.
urbanbreez
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
CafeholicLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 3200
Joined: 24 Mar 2008
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Los Angeles. U Jelly?

Re: Pork Board Sends Epic C&D Letter Over Unicorn Meat Joke

Postby StlSluggers » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:12 pm

thedude wrote:
urbanbreez wrote:
knapplc wrote:Aren't they protected by satire?

Why yes, as a matter of fact, they are. But I think parody is a better defense.



They probably have a defense and they might think this is funny, but they won't be laughing if the National Pork Board files a federal lawsuit alleging trademark infringment. I have a feeling the Pork Board can afford legal fees that this website cannot.

Image
StlSluggers
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicCafe WriterMock(ing) DrafterWeb Supporter
Posts: 14716
(Past Year: 10)
Joined: 24 May 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Parking in the gov't bldg @ 7th and Pine. It's only $3.00 on game day!

Re: Pork Board Sends Epic C&D Letter Over Unicorn Meat Joke

Postby Madison » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:48 am

thedude wrote:They probably have a defense and they might think this is funny, but they won't be laughing if the National Pork Board files a federal lawsuit alleging trademark infringment. I have a feeling the Pork Board can afford legal fees that this website cannot.


True, but there are plenty of lawyers willing to take cases and gamble their pay that they win. Meaning a lawyer would be happy to take this case, defend the website, counter-sue for court costs, and then take his/her fees out of that judgement when he/she wins. Happens all the time. I doubt the Pork Board is crazy enough to follow through with the lawsuit, the original letter was probably just to show they did try to protect their trademark because if they don't at least "attempt" to protect their trademark, it is no longer theirs.


So has PETA filed any motions to protect the poor unicorns that are being bred simply for their meat yet? :-b
Yes doctor, I am sick.
Sick of those who are spineless.
Sick of those who feel self-entitled.
Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....
Madison
Mod in Retirement
Mod in Retirement

User avatar
ExecutiveEditorCafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeCafe SpotterInnovative MemberCafe MusketeerPick 3 ChampionMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 53856
(Past Year: 1)
Joined: 29 Apr 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Taking Souls...

Previous

Return to General Talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Welmnuplelsgirl and 3 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Friday, Jul. 11
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Atlanta at Chi Cubs
(4:05 pm)
NY Yankees at Baltimore
(7:05 pm)
Chi White Sox at Cleveland
(7:05 pm)
Washington at Philadelphia
(7:05 pm)
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
(7:10 pm)
Miami at NY Mets
(7:10 pm)
Toronto at Tampa Bay
(7:10 pm)
indoors
LA Angels at Texas
(8:05 pm)
Boston at Houston
(8:10 pm)
Detroit at Kansas City
(8:10 pm)
St. Louis at Milwaukee
(8:10 pm)
Minnesota at Colorado
(8:40 pm)
San Diego at LA Dodgers
(10:10 pm)
Oakland at Seattle
(10:10 pm)
Arizona at San Francisco
(10:15 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact