Screw you Pillsbury

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tyler811

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Fuck you Pillsbury. Only a complete fucking moron would confuse "My Dough Girl" with "The Pillsbury Dough Boy"

It is not even close..... how in the hell can a company do this.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A tiny Salt Lake City cookie bakery has discovered the giggly Pillsbury Doughboy can pack quite a punch.
Tami Cromar, the owner of My Dough Girl, agreed to find a new name for her retro-themed business after General Mills Inc., which owns the Pillsbury brand, told Cromar to stop using it because it believes My Dough Girl diminishes the value of its trademark Doughboy figure.



http://www.charter.net/news/read.php?rip_id=<D9HGR8O00@news.ap.org>&ps=1011&page=1
 

tyler811

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Both are easy to agree with what the big guys did and why.

Also if they don't do such things then they could loose the rights to their trademark or for future cases.

Sorry do not buy it. I would not confuse "My Dough Girl" with "The Pillsbury Dough Boy". Now if she did a play on words with Pillsbury I would understand but this is stretching it.
 

foghorn67

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Both are easy to agree with what the big guys did and why.

Also if they don't do such things then they could loose the rights to their trademark or for future cases.

It has little or nothing to do with squashing someone's dreams. It is the normal practice of protecting a brand or image.
Would you be upset if the "Little Dough Girl" was a big company?
I do admit that this seems to be far fetched. They should have worked out an agreement.
 

mizzou

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probably just a scare tactic to scare her off so they can buy her rights to the very nice marketing name
 

BoomerD

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I could see Pillsbury's point if her logo even resembled the PDB, but it doesn't come close.
 

Leros

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I wonder why these companies spend/waste so much money to go after small potatoes like this. Power trip?

Companies have to actively protect their copyrights because if they don't they can lose rights to it.
 

Exterous

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Companies have to actively protect their copyrights because if they don't they can lose rights to it.

Yep - another messed up aspect of our copyright system. Once you neglect to protect it it's free game. Also, IIRC the start of the 'need to defend' area is quite gray so companies play it safe and sue anything close lest they find out they let one slip that they thought was ok
 
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