Thursday, August 23, 2012
the importance of being a rectangle...
In case you're interested, here's a link in the whole APPLE vs. SAMSUNG trail, which is being decided by jurors today:
I love my iPhone...and I know that it's truly important to respect patents and copyright, etc. etc...
But, really--can you REALLY 'patent' or 'trademark' a rectangle-with-a-bottom-center-button?!
I mean, 'SUBWAY' can trademark 'SUBWAY'-sandwiches--but ANYone can make a 'SUBmarine'-sandwich, and no one gets all litiginous: "Hey--you can't make a long sandwich! MY sandwich is already long..."
Of course, sandwiches aren't as high stakes as smartphones...
Posted by J. Cyr at 11:25 AM
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