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Derek Lowe The 2002 Model

Dbl%20new%20portrait%20B%26W.png After 10 years of blogging. . .

Derek Lowe, an Arkansan by birth, got his BA from Hendrix College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Duke before spending time in Germany on a Humboldt Fellowship on his post-doc. He's worked for several major pharmaceutical companies since 1989 on drug discovery projects against schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, diabetes, osteoporosis and other diseases. To contact Derek email him directly: derekb.lowe@gmail.com Twitter: Dereklowe

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June 21, 2010

Cease and Desist

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In light of recent events around here, I cannot resist posting this. Read and enjoy!

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1. J-bone on June 21, 2010 2:31 PM writes...

Well, considering what modern day unicorns are, there could be more trouble ahead for this company.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Being-a-virgin-nowadays-makes-you-special-Its-like-being-a-unicorn-D/272604132143

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2. Carl Bussjaeger on June 21, 2010 3:09 PM writes...

Unicorns. Nativis' photon field superwater.

One's about as real as the other.

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3. Anon on June 21, 2010 7:27 PM writes...

The only IP partner in that firm's Denver office went to Harvard Law School. I am disappointed.

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4. frequent visitor on June 21, 2010 8:37 PM writes...

I am no expert, but behind the sparkles....looks nothing like "the other white meat". That looks like Beef. If they are going to call that white meat, they should have at least used some chicken.

Also if you are going to market Unicorn...those are rare I thought, you are better off getting the rich MBA's fresh out of school, and selling it at the new hip restaurant underground...not in a CAN!

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5. frequent visitor on June 21, 2010 8:39 PM writes...

sorry missed the Guinness massaged in daily...that makes sense...lol

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6. JasonP on June 21, 2010 9:37 PM writes...

I can believe in unicorn meat more than magic photonic Star Trek therapy.

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7. RandChemist on June 22, 2010 9:54 AM writes...

Unicorns, the favorite meat of marketing departments.

So, ever get the feeling that people work far too hard justifying their jobs?

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8. Hap on June 22, 2010 10:10 AM writes...

I wonder if Las Vegas will do a prop bet on whether the unicorn meat or Nativis's cancer therapy will appear on the market first.

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9. gained insight on June 22, 2010 1:15 PM writes...

Now I know where marshmallows come from. Always wondered about that..........

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10. formerlawyer on June 22, 2010 2:21 PM writes...

In fairness however, Trademarks must be protected less they fall into the public domain.

Xerox (TM) has been fighting an on-going battle with just this issue.

see for example:

Elvis Estate v. Velvet Elvis Bar
http://www.worldlii.org//cgi-bin/disp.pl/us/cases/federal/USCA5/1998/491.html?query=trademark%20AND%20%20joke

Especially at paragraph 46.

The law in this area is difficult.

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