Re: Symantec asks G4L to stop infringing on Ghost name
Posted by: Anonymous
on October 07, 2007 10:22 PM
Actually, many colors _are_ trademarked. A few well known colors would be Tiffany blue and Coca-cola red. You cannot use a Pantone combination that's been trademarked to a particular company in a manner that would cause confusion. For example, you could probably print some kind of poster using the specific color combination that results in Tiffany blue, as long as that poster wouldn't cause confusion with the Tiffany brand. Try making a gift bag with that color and see how far you get. Nowhere.
As to the BP lawsuit to which you refer, I think you'd better read again. Like a lot of lawsuits, the publicly known version and what finally happened after the news media left are very different things. Read this for an update: http://www.jenkins-ip.com/mym/autumn2001/green_means.htm