The Learning Curve

New tricks for an old dog.

Even when you’re right, you’re wrong

Seth points out an interesting trademark infringement lawsuit brought by the pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson against the American Red Cross. Seth thinks that the American Red Cross is in the wrong on this one, and he asks, What to do when you’re wrong?

My quick scan of the situation doesn’t allow me to have any firm opinion on the relative legal merits of the contest.  It is not as clear as Seth suggests, but I will not bore you with the details.  The way I see it, real question is “What to do when you’re stupid?”  And, I do firmly believe that pushing this issue to litigation was remarkably stupid.
Whatever the outcome of the lawsuit, neither side is going to win this one. This is another round that goes to the lawyers, as they snigger off to the bank again, tra-la.

So it goes.

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Written by Tom Fox

08/09/2007 at 8:11 pm

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