So there’s this guy up in the Highlands who has managed to trademark the name ‘Haliburton,’ which is the name of a village and a County up there, but that didn’t stop this guy from making the attempt and unbelievably, some government department in Ottawa responsible for such things thought it would be perfectly okay.
Well, it’s not – because there’s nothing stopping this guy from going around town and accosting any business or entity who uses his now-trademarked name (such as the Haliburton Library, or the Haliburton Chamber of Commerce), to pay him for that right. Ka-ching, indeed…
I thought of doing the same thing…maybe trademark the word “taxes” or even “trump” (not the name mind you, but the card game term…they sound the same and I’d win both ways).
Or maybe I’ll trademark the term ‘going foward.’ Every time I hear that term I want to hurl…this way I would make a couple of cents per mention.
But no, I’ll take the high road and take the lead from the guy in Haliburton and trademark the name of an existing town. How about ‘Gordon,’ which is near Victoria, in BC? That would work. Gordon has a post office (pictured). I’ll start there. I could at least get free stamps. If they sell Gordon’s Gin in the liquor store that’s got to be worth a couple of bucks.
Come to think of it, the Barenaked Ladies would owe me money, too.
Hey, I like this. The possibilities are endless. But I better check first if they have reciprocated and trademarked MY name. Then, anybody who waves and says “Hey! Gordon!” will cost me.
In that case, “Hey Jerk!” will be just fine, thank you…