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Date: 05/14/13 01:08 PM

26 Responses to Coke = Pepsi? [Pic]

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    May 14, 2013 at 1:09 pm
    Link: Coke = Pepsi? - I smell a lawsuit coming...
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    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
    514 posts
    May 14, 2013 at 1:11 pm
    Actually Coke > Pepsi
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    bompa1997 Male 60-69
    92 posts
    May 14, 2013 at 1:18 pm
    I don`t ever remember Coke using blue on their cans...
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    RytWing Male 30-39
    316 posts
    May 14, 2013 at 1:21 pm
    Lame
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    May 14, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Beer>either
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    May 14, 2013 at 1:28 pm
    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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    normalfreak2 Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2013 at 1:43 pm
    Came into this thread bored....leaving thread still bored.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    May 14, 2013 at 1:54 pm
    July 4th special addition cans?
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    May 14, 2013 at 1:56 pm
    water or nonfat soy milk > soda
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    May 14, 2013 at 2:23 pm
    Being a healthy person > Dr Pepper > Coke > Pepsi
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
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    May 14, 2013 at 2:57 pm
    Well, as you can`t copyright a color

    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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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    May 14, 2013 at 2:59 pm
    A quick search turned this up:

    UPS Has Trademarked the Color Brown
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    HOBYandy Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 14, 2013 at 3:44 pm

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

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    ZackDark Male 18-29
    299 posts
    May 14, 2013 at 3:51 pm
    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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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
    1243 posts
    May 14, 2013 at 4:25 pm
    $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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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
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    May 14, 2013 at 8:11 pm
    @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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    Essersmith Male 18-29
    275 posts
    May 15, 2013 at 12:07 am
    @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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    fabarati Male 18-29
    1240 posts
    May 15, 2013 at 5:13 am
    And most/all no-names taste a lot worse.
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    Forplay2k Male 50-59
    633 posts
    May 15, 2013 at 5:34 am
    Do the Dew, $1.00 - $1.25 for 2L and more caffeine.
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    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
    642 posts
    May 15, 2013 at 6:08 am
    "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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    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
    642 posts
    May 15, 2013 at 6:14 am
    @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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    chalket Male 50-59
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    May 15, 2013 at 10:11 am
    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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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    May 15, 2013 at 12:34 pm
    @ 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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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    May 16, 2013 at 3:12 am
    Coke = pepsi = America! Who to sue?
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    ZackDark Male 18-29
    299 posts
    May 16, 2013 at 8:58 am
    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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