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Re: Spam on this list

Matthew Garrett writes:
> No, Hormel only claim the capitalised form. In capitalised form it's a
> clear reference to the food product, and as such is potentially
> infringing under various circumstances.

I'm quite certain that if you brought out a brand of canned pork under the
label "spam" that US courts would find it "confusingly similar" to Hormel's
"SPAM" mark.  While the canonical form of a word trademark is all caps,
changing the capitalization or typeface won't save you from infringement.
John Hasler

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