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Coke = Pepsi? [Pic]

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ZackDark
Male, 18-29, S. America
 270 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
 3663 Posts
Thursday, May 16, 2013 3:12:53 AM
Coke = pepsi = America! Who to sue?

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 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
 2481 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 6:14:25 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

Corydoras87
Male, 18-29, Europe
 638 Posts
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 6:08:16 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..

Forplay2k
Male, 50-59, Midwest US
 413 Posts
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 5:34:06 AM
Do the Dew, $1.00 - $1.25 for 2L and more caffeine.

fabarati
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1212 Posts
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 5:13:04 AM
And most/all no-names taste a lot worse.

Essersmith
Male, 18-29, Europe
 273 Posts
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:07:26 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.

MrPeabody
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 8:11:01 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.

TheGuySmiley
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1222 Posts
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 4:25:59 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

ZackDark
Male, 18-29, S. America
 270 Posts
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 3:51:23 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.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 3:44:33 PM

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


HOBYandy
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3065 Posts
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 3:20:18 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?")

MrPeabody
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 2:59:40 PM
A quick search turned this up:

UPS Has Trademarked the Color Brown

MrPeabody
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 2:57:30 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.

FoolsPrussia
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3397 Posts
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 2:23:41 PM
Being a healthy person > Dr Pepper > Coke > Pepsi

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 1:56:39 PM
water or nonfat soy milk > soda

SmagBoy1
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4150 Posts
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 1:54:00 PM
July 4th special addition cans?

normalfreak2
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1476 Posts
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 1:43:12 PM
Came into this thread bored....leaving thread still bored.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4317 Posts
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 1:28:01 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.

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3400 Posts
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 1:26:46 PM

Beer>either

RytWing
Male, 30-39, Western US
 315 Posts
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 1:21:23 PM
Lame

bompa1997
Male, 60-69, Western US
 84 Posts
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 1:18:41 PM
I don't ever remember Coke using blue on their cans...

OpsAss13
Male, 30-39, Western US
 510 Posts
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 1:11:26 PM
Actually Coke > Pepsi

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