Do the slogans for some products really need to be protected with a trademark? Although it’s since been retired, my personal favorite example of this is a recent one for Snickers candy bars:
"Packed with peanuts, Snickers(R) really satisfies."(tm)
Doesn’t really roll off the tongue, even for the candy in question. Do they really think some other company is going to wrestle it away for their own product?
"Packed with peanuts, Microsoft(R) really satisfies."(tm)
As a point of clarification, Snickers now uses the slogan "Hungry? Grab a Snickers®."™, which, while again not particularly catchy, could be used on other products and so I can understand the desire to secure the trademark.
"Packed with peanuts, Arlen Specter(R) really satisfies."(tm) Paid for by the Committee to Re-elect Senator Arlen Specter.
Anybody else have other favorite examples of odd trademarks out there?
"Packed with peanuts, the Straight Dope Message Board(R) really satisfies."(tm)