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Re: OT: Subversion logo lookalike

From: Daniel Berlin <dberlin_at_dberlin.org>
Date: 2002-12-13 06:58:58 CET

On Thursday, December 12, 2002, at 04:20 PM, cmpilato@collab.net wrote:

> Jesper Steen Møller <jesper@selskabet.org> writes:
>
>> I've just noticed that the S logo of the Danish Radio Sports
>> programmes looks a lot like the Subversion logo.
>>
>> The logo is featured top(ish)left on this page.
>> http://www.dr.dk/sporten/
>>
>> I doubt it's enough for a lawsuit...
>
> Heh... trow pointed out recently that it also looks like the
> Swisher logo (as in "Sanitized by Swisher", the company that makes
> such wonderful products as rubber urinal 'targets').
>
> http://www.swisheronline.com/
>
>
While I can't find any US trademark registrations for Danish Radio
Sports, the Swisher logo is registered:

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Word Mark S SWISHER
Goods and Services IC 037. US 100 103. G & S: cleaning and sanitizing
of restrooms in commercial buildings. FIRST USE: 19870000. FIRST USE IN
COMMERCE: 19870000
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 261110 261121
Serial Number 74250147
Filing Date February 27, 1992
Published for Opposition October 13, 1992
Registration Number 1744818
Registration Date January 5, 1993
Owner (REGISTRANT) Swisher International, Inc. CORPORATION NEVADA 6849
Fairview Road Post Office Box 222115 Charlotte NORTH CAROLINA 282222115
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record MARTHA GAYLE BARBER
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR).
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE
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Their registered logo includes the "Swisher" at the bottom.

Damn:
Word Mark SUBVERSIONS
Goods and Services IC 030. US 046. G & S: sandwiches for consumption on
or off restaurant premises. FIRST USE: 19951000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE:
19961000

IC 042. US 100 101. G & S: contract food management services, cafeteria
and restaurant services, catering services, and corporate dining room
services. FIRST USE: 19951000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19961000

There goes the sandwich carts we were planning.
--Dan

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