What a bunch of dopes
It's back to the drawing board for a cannabis dispensary software company after an attempt to register the trademark "Potify" attracted the ire of music streaming platform Spotify. According to an opinion [PDF] from the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), which rejected its registration application and found in favour …
What a bunch of morons. You see Spotify and, in a cloud of weed, you think you're a genius by just removing "S" and keeping everything else ?
You deserve a stiff fine.
Then again, what can you expect from a bunch of weed-addled morons ?
"what can you expect from a bunch of weed-addled morons"
I am reminded of the Mark Twain quote...
"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." - Mark Twain
Pot Pot Go.
But for serious, this sort of thing really doesn't speak well to the rest of the potheadded community. The norms already think we're flakes, why avow stupidity?
How hard is it to name such a service "Mulcher" and stand on your own merit? We're stoners, we're not necessarily illiterate.
...this is why I'm no fun at parties.
"The norms already think we're flakes, why avow stupidity?"
Think of it as a spot
ify of free publicity.
The company probably already has an actual real name, logo, branding and suchlike already lined up and ready to go. If they have a bit of spare cash for marketing/advertising etc, why not take a punt and attempt to register a new company trademark that is strikingly similar to another well known brand, that is entirely unlike the product/service they are offering.
After all, we're here talking about it after an article in the press, aren't we? How much longer would it have taken to raise the profile of a fledgling software company without a little free press?
You nailed it, corndog. Tactically, the whole manoeuvre is a play at low-hanging meta-fruit. Damn stoners have weaponized philosophy. Or ontology.
On the other hand, Meta-Fruit could be another name for their dalliances--
Blast! They already have us doing their nefarious bidding! It isn't pot, it's mind control! Sneaky greenleafed bastards...
From Dictionary .com:
The origin of pot has nothing to do with the culinary tool. The word came into use in America in the late 1930s. It is a shortening of the Spanish potiguaya or potaguaya that came from potación de guaya, a wine or brandy in which marijuana buds have been steeped. It literally means “the drink of grief.”
So the Spanish pronunciation of potiguaya would sound a lot like potify.
Give them a break. They were imbibing when they came up with the name, and I guarantee they were rolling on the floor, laughing, and thinking it was the most brilliant idea in all time.
Its just a bad pun, but when you're blazed, I guess even the lowest forms of humour are hilarious and worthy of a trademark attempt. *LOL*