Coke = Pepsi? [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago in Misc

I smell a lawsuit coming...
There are 26 comments:
Male 299
Not US$3.59...
Unless you think "Oferta" and "Litros" are American idioms.

It`s R$3.59, which amounts to about US$1.80.
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Male 3,631
Coke = pepsi = America! Who to sue?
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Male 6,227
@ MrPeabody: My compliments on a really smart explanation of trademarking a color within an industry. You nailed it (although a couple people in this thread haven`t figured that out yet).
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Male 2,711
MeGrendel: "as you can`t copyright a color"
HOBYandy: "They don`t actually own the color."

You actually can trademark (and thus "own") a color (see Tiffany Blue)
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Male 642
@peabody:

it’s not the color brown they are trademarking.. it`s the NAME "Brown" and the NAME "Color Brown". Like in their slogan "What can Brown do for you?"

Basically, what it protects is you opening up a delivery service (or any competing business) and calling it "Brown", but you can certainly use brown trucks and uniforms if you wanted.

And this only applies for competing businesses. Obviously, Brown University can keep their name
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Male 642
"I smell a lawsuit coming.."

yeah, because coca cola is stupid and doesn`t have a huge team of lawyers investigating every marketing and promotion step... think your things through..
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Male 698
Do the Dew, $1.00 - $1.25 for 2L and more caffeine.
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Male 1,240
And most/all no-names taste a lot worse.
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Male 275
@TheGuySmiley
If they sold 2L Coke or Pepsi for $3.59 in Scandinavia, they would run out in less than a day.

A 0,5L bottle or 0,33L can, costs ~$4,6 (using Google currency rates as refference) and thats ex. the bottle Return value.
On the other hand, a 1,5L costs about the same.
Pricewise no name Products arent much better either.
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Male 1,920
@HOBYandy
"Not quite. UPS`s trademark of "Brown" and "Color Brown" are for the marketing and advertising purposes."

Not quite yourself. It`s about brand identity. If a particular brand uses a color to distinguish itself as in the case of UPS, then it is entitled to protection of that color. The distinction is made in the case of functional colors, for example an all natural cleaning product that uses a green package because green is naturally and functionally associated with nature. Brown is not functionally associated with shipping, but is a brand identity that separates it from its competitors.

"They don`t actually own the color."
I never said or implied that. I said within an industry i.e. shipping, you could be sued for using someone else`s colors. I will add the clarification that it has to be determined that the colors are not functional to the product, but are used as part of the brand`s identity.
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Male 1,243
$3.59 for a 2l bottle???

Seriously, i dont know why people buy pepsi and coke, the cheap no name brands are just as good if not better since you`re saving $. Not to mention pop is kinda bad for ya anyway
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Male 299
It`s a special run in Brazil to celebrate the World Cup (which will be here next year). There are also green/red and yellow/red variants. They all look equally horrible.
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Male 38,468

Diet Coke...but only if there`s no Schlitz Malt Liquor in the house.

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Male 3,060

MrPeabody:
Not quite. UPS`s trademark of "Brown" and "Color Brown" are for the marketing and advertising purposes. They don`t actually own the color. Also, it`s only the "Brown" that is characteristic of UPS (a la "What can Brown do for you?")
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Male 1,920
A quick search turned this up:

UPS Has Trademarked the Color Brown
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Male 1,920
[quote]Well, as you can`t copyright a color[/quote]

Actually you can (Trade Mark).

Within an industry you can sue someone for using your color(s). For example try starting a shipping company that uses Brown as it`s color scheme, and UPS will be all over you.
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Male 3,445
Being a healthy person > Dr Pepper > Coke > Pepsi
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Male 6,227
water or nonfat soy milk > soda
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Male 4,431
July 4th special addition cans?
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Male 6,639
Came into this thread bored....leaving thread still bored.
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Male 7,740
Well, as you can`t copyright a color, and as Coke has had their slash for much longer than Pepsi has had their `Fat dude` logo: No lawsuit.
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Male 4,893

Beer>either
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Male 316
Lame
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Male 92
I don`t ever remember Coke using blue on their cans...
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Male 514
Actually Coke > Pepsi
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Male 20,148
Link: Coke = Pepsi? [Pic] [Rate Link] - I smell a lawsuit coming...
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