Chick-fil-A Sues Hippie Because They Are Insufferable Assholes

  • metta

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    Nov 29, 2011 8:02 AM GMT
    Chick-fil-A Sues Hippie Because They Are Insufferable Assholes


    http://gawker.com/5863284/chick+filsues-hippie-because-they-are-insufferable-assholes
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    Nov 29, 2011 2:12 PM GMT
    I can't wait for Chick-fil-A to shut its doors for good. That place is pure evil (not just the food, but the owners).
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    Nov 29, 2011 2:21 PM GMT
    jpBITCHva saidThis is about trademark law. The law is clear that once you permit any sort of use of a trademarked picture, sign, phrase, etc., then you can never contest that use again----you essentially give up your claim to exclusivity. This means that patent & trademark lawyers for big companies are insanely overzealous about these infringement claims. They know they're filing way too many of them, and that the court will invalidate some of them, but as far as they're concerned, better that than let one get away inadvertently.


    It's such a generic expression, and the last case I recall of this nature ended badly for the plaintiff.

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    Nov 29, 2011 2:25 PM GMT
    It always makes me laugh when I see the hillbillies that camp out overnight every time this shit opens up a new location. Yeah fattie, you sleep there until you can get your mouth around that greasy-ass chicken sandwich. God Bless America!
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    Nov 29, 2011 2:44 PM GMT
    Good for them.
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    Nov 29, 2011 4:55 PM GMT
    i wish Chik Fil A weren't run by such evil nutwhackers. I used to treat myself every once in a while until i learned more about their politics, etc.
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    Nov 29, 2011 5:02 PM GMT
    jpBITCHva said
    RoadsterRacer87 saidi wish Chik Fil A weren't run by such evil nutwhackers. I used to treat myself every once in a while until i learned more about their politics, etc.

    When I had a store in a mall, I used to get their excellent chicken noodle soup for lunch. I imagine it's still good, but i won't give them my money.


    me neither. my parents joke about me boycotting them too, which kinda hurts.
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    Nov 29, 2011 6:12 PM GMT
    I just wrote to chick-fil-a to complain and tell them they have lost a customer for life, not that I ever had the chance to go there anyhow.

    You can protest at http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Connect/Contact-Us-CARES
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    Nov 29, 2011 6:27 PM GMT
    njmeanwhile said
    jpBITCHva saidThis is about trademark law. The law is clear that once you permit any sort of use of a trademarked picture, sign, phrase, etc., then you can never contest that use again----you essentially give up your claim to exclusivity. This means that patent & trademark lawyers for big companies are insanely overzealous about these infringement claims. They know they're filing way too many of them, and that the court will invalidate some of them, but as far as they're concerned, better that than let one get away inadvertently.


    It's such a generic expression, and the last case I recall of this nature ended badly for the plaintiff.



    It's going to be so laughable if and when history repeats itself because even though Chick-fil-a looks bad as it is, they'll look even more foolish when they lose this case.
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    Nov 29, 2011 6:34 PM GMT
    I always thought Chick-Fil-A was disgusting and I consider myself something of a fast food connoisseur. Regardless, after their little anti-gay marriage support debacle in the last year or so, I'm definitely going to continue to avoid them.

    This is just the icing on the cake.

    Nivek saidnot that I ever had the chance to go there anyhow.

    I hope you left that part out of you message. icon_razz.gif
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    Nov 29, 2011 7:38 PM GMT
    I don't see how anybody could confuse the "chikin" part with "kale."
  • JP85257

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    Nov 29, 2011 7:42 PM GMT
    Other companies have sued people for far less. So you guys are only bitching, once again because of perceived "injustice."

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    Nov 29, 2011 7:57 PM GMT
    RoadsterRacer87 saidi wish Chik Fil A weren't run by such evil nutwhackers. I used to treat myself every once in a while until i learned more about their politics, etc.


    I agree I wish they werent evil. But I went there once and honestly, never figured out why people like it so much. To me it was just meh.
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    Nov 29, 2011 7:58 PM GMT
    commoncoll saidI don't see how anybody could confuse the "chikin" part with "kale."


    You cannot do that to a trade mark unless you can prove satire. Which he might be able to do.
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    Nov 29, 2011 7:58 PM GMT
    JakeGHK said
    CHIdude saidIt always makes me laugh when I see the hillbillies that camp out overnight every time this shit opens up a new location. Yeah fattie, you sleep there until you can get your mouth around that greasy-ass chicken sandwich. God Bless America!


    Dallasfan824 saidGood for them.


    I take it you two didnt read teh article?


    I did. I deal with trademark infringement every day.
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    Nov 29, 2011 8:09 PM GMT
    I hope the Beef Industry Council considers filing suit against Chick-Fil-A for trademark infringement!icon_rolleyes.gif

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    Not surprisingly, this sign was produced by the Beef Industry Council. It promotes eating more beef in an effort to "Watch Your Curves!" We're not sure what the wide-eyed gawker is looking at but presumably it's beef related. Kastl Farms was established in 1902.

    Interestingly, if you look behind the words "Beef Industry Council" I think you can see the faded words "Texas Beef Council". If so then it may be a glimpse in to history. Given how old the sign is, the Texas wording must be very old. I wonder how long ago the council changed it's name?!
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    Nov 29, 2011 8:11 PM GMT
    Wouldnt hold up in court.
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    Nov 29, 2011 9:13 PM GMT
    JakeGHK said
    Dallasfan824 said
    commoncoll saidI don't see how anybody could confuse the "chikin" part with "kale."


    You cannot do that to a trade mark unless you can prove satire. Which he might be able to do.


    They used "mor" and "chikin"
    They can sue all they want, he should counter for anguish.
    Corps do this all the time but when the shoe is on the other foot... shit just got real.


    Thats not the entire basis of trademark infirnegment.
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    Nov 29, 2011 9:27 PM GMT
    Let's face it, quite a few people could afford to lay off fried poultry icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 29, 2011 9:28 PM GMT
    pocketnico saidLet's face it, quite a few people could afford to lay off fried poultry icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 29, 2011 9:38 PM GMT
    commoncoll saidI don't see how anybody could confuse the "chikin" part with "kale."


    yeah that's what I thought....

    maybe their customers can't read that well....icon_razz.gif
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    Nov 29, 2011 9:54 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI can't wait for Chick-fil-A to shut its doors for good. That place is pure evil (not just the food, but the owners).


    i love everything chick-fil-a stands for... and cannot wait for the company to expand even further. not only is it the best fast food restaurant around (and i'm partial to it due to the fact that i grew up and currently live in atlanta), but the company/owners are great to their employees.

    who cares if they don't support gays (i mean, i can understand on their part, as some of you guys are incredibly annoying and too proud to be gay)? they stand up for what they think is right (which is why they're closed on sundays because of religious reasons) and still remain one of the most successful fast food chains around.

    so chill out and be prepared to see chick-fil-a grow outside the south!
  • JP85257

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    Nov 29, 2011 9:57 PM GMT
    All this thread did today was make me go to Chik Fil A.
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    sportsfannn101 said
    paulflexes saidI can't wait for Chick-fil-A to shut its doors for good. That place is pure evil (not just the food, but the owners).


    i love everything chick-fil-a stands for... and cannot wait for the company to expand even further. not only is it the best fast food restaurant around (and i'm partial to it due to the fact that i grew up and currently live in atlanta), but the company/owners are great to their employees.

    who cares if they don't support gays (i mean, i can understand on their part, as some of you guys are incredibly annoying and too proud to be gay)? they stand up for what they think is right (which is why they're closed on sundays because of religious reasons) and still remain one of the most successful fast food chains around.

    so chill out and be prepared to see chick-fil-a grow outside the south!


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    Nov 29, 2011 9:59 PM GMT
    sportsfannn101 said
    paulflexes saidI can't wait for Chick-fil-A to shut its doors for good. That place is pure evil (not just the food, but the owners).


    i love everything chick-fil-a stands for... and cannot wait for the company to expand even further. not only is it the best fast food restaurant around (and i'm partial to it due to the fact that i grew up and currently live in atlanta), but the company/owners are great to their employees.

    who cares if they don't support gays (i mean, i can understand on their part, as some of you guys are incredibly annoying and too proud to be gay)? they stand up for what they think is right (which is why they're closed on sundays because of religious reasons) and still remain one of the most successful fast food chains around.

    so chill out and be prepared to see chick-fil-a grow outside the south!


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