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Ron Coleman on the law affecting brands, the Internet & free speech



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By: draculich

Tue, 04 Dec 2007 00:55:44 +0000

Evil is descended from a long line of stunt men dating to the 15th century, so his claims may have some validity. Maybe Medieval Knievel also has the same claim?



By: Confessions of a Paparazzi

Fri, 30 Nov 2007 21:44:18 +0000

Evil Knievel has died, it was just announced - RIP



By: Steve

Wed, 14 Nov 2007 17:07:33 +0000

Cases have been ruled in the plaintiff's favor over trademark infringements of poses, Vanna White collected money from a company using her likeness and pose in a commercial. Evel,"I'm trying to be an example, be like me and be an f-ing idiot with terrible haircut and a hairy chest to catch my bagel's crumbs so I can eat them later in the emergency room" At least Kanye crashed and didn't disparage Evel by successfully clearing SRC.



By: LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® » Blog Archive » Evel meets West

Thu, 12 Jul 2007 12:59:06 +0000

[...] Kanye West and Evel Knievel are going to mediation on this case.  News reports are describing this as all but a settlement, but that seems less likely to be based on an understanding of where the parties stand — going to mediation when you almost have a settlement without one, while not unheard of, is very uncommon — than on a misunderstanding of the civil litigation process.  They might settle at mediation; they might night.  We’ll jump that canyon when we come to it. [...]



By: Martin L Shoemaker

Fri, 15 Dec 2006 01:23:26 +0000

I love this part: "I have done the best I can to set an example for children..." Uh-huh. That's why every one of his performances had to include, "Kids, don't try this at home." I also find this part interesting: "According to Knievel's lawsuit, the former daredevil trademarked his name and image in 2001." I'll buy the idea that his image constitutes a trademark; but I wonder how far that goes. I was once engulfed in great heapings of debate whether "poses" could constitute a trademark; and if not, whether a license agreement could stipulate no use of particular "poses". (Ever get involved in the Open Gaming License, Ron? That generated a huge morass of IP discussions and disputes.)