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Juvenile Mondays, Coming at Ya!

shinnecock.jpgOver at The TTABlog we learn that the Federal Circuit has affirmed a decision to refuse trademark protection for a cigarettes which were found to falsely suggest a connection to the Shinnecock Indian Nation. Understandable decision, since the smokes used the mark “Shinnecock” and had an overall appearance suggesting Indian-type association.

Seems like the court’s actually doing the company a favor, saving it from some lost profits. I dunno about you, but I can’t imagine a lot of smokers jumping to run up to a cashier and ask: “pack of shiney cock smokes, please.”