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Friday, February 24, 2006


Trademarking The "N" Word

From Wired News:

The actor Damon Wayans has been engaged in a 14-month fight to trademark the term "Nigga" for a clothing line and retail store, a search of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's online database reveals. Wayans wants to dress customers in 14 kinds of attire from tops to bottoms, and use the controversial mark on "clothing, books, music and general merchandise," as well as movies, TV and the internet, according to his applications.

Someone should tell Wayans that, in addition to being offensive, this is a really bad marketing idea.

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