Link round-up for the week!
The Navy and a refrigerator company in a trademark dispute? Well the facts are mostly lost to time but it's an interesting story of a consent agreement. Click here to read more.
On the topic of government's sometimes using trademarks, the President Reagan program Strategic Defense Initiative nicknamed by "Star Wars" was unpopular with the movie empire, who sued (Lucasfilm Ltd. v. High Frontier). Lucasfilm lost as the judge found it to be non-commercial use. Here's a summary of more Lucasfilm cases.
Who owns the law? Can companies or the government limit the printing of law through copyright law? To learn more, click to the ABA article. Short answer: yes, people asserting copyright protection over sharing the law is a big problem, still to this day.