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Old 01-29-2014, 01:38 PM
Amateur Barbarian is offline
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Originally Posted by Accidental Martyr View Post
What newspapers don't use the word Olympics?
Similar case. If it isn't 100% news reporting - that is, if it's in the slightest way promotional, even of their own coverage from authorized sources - they will use a circumlocution to keep the IOC from sending NFL goons to beat them.

I don't argue trademark protection. But when an entity is so overbearing and threatening that even legitimate users of the term back away, something's wrong. It's as if reviewers had to refer to a movie as coming from "Walt's company."

And frankly, I'd be afraid to piss off Heisenberg, too.

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