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Coke = Pepsi? [Pic]

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ZackDark
Male, 18-29, S. America
 234 Posts
Thursday, May 16, 2013 8:58:22 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.

Suicism
Male, 18-29, Western US
 3658 Posts
Thursday, May 16, 2013 3:12:52 AM
Coke = pepsi = America! Who to sue?

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 5974 Posts
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:34:29 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).

chalket
Male, 50-59, Southern US
 2369 Posts
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 10:11:06 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)

Corydoras87
Male, 18-29, Europe
 638 Posts
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 6:14:24 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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