“Trademark” Bullying


Mike Gerwitz

There's two problems with this post from the EFF describing The Village Voice suing Yelp for “Best of” trademark infringement[0]: firstly, there's the obvious observation that such a trademark should not have been permitted by the USPTO to begin with. Secondly—why do entities insist on gaming the system in such a terribly unethical manner? It takes a special breed of people to do such a thing.

[0] https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/10/stupid-lawyer-tricks-and-government-officials-who-are-helping-them