Planet Money

#774: Unspeakable Trademark
Fri 1:17 PM
web:http://www.npr.org/planetmoney
Media: https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510289/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510289/media/anon.npr-mp3/npr/pmoney/2017/05/20170526_pmoney_pmpod774.mp3?orgId=1&d=1256&p=510289&story=530256348&t=podcast&e=530256348&ft=pod&f=510289
You can name your business whatever you want. But the government won’t register it as a trademark if it thinks it’s offensive. It gets weird when you try to decide what is too offensive to trademark.
NPR
Eric’s Thoughts:

Interesting episode…until you realize they never once consider the ramifications of the N-word. It’s a lot more cut & dry than the terms that do get covered here — and A LOT harder to defend in the same contexts. Maybe that’s why they left it out? Because it’s too indefensible? 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s