Mike Gerwitz

Free Software Hacker+Activist

“Trademark” Bullying

2012-10-30

There’s two problems with this post from the EFF describing The Village Voice suing Yelp for “Best of” trademark infringement: 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.