Chick-fil-A vs. ‘Eat More Kale’…


Apparently, Chick-fil-A thinks they have ownership of the words “eat mor”… and have decided to go after a guy in Vermont that is making t-shirts that say “Eat More Kale”.  In the video below you will see that he isn’t the first but is possibly the first to say fuck you to them and actually take them on (I sincerely hope he kicks their ass in court).  In 2009 it is reported that Chick-fil-A also paid $1,733,699 in donations to groups with anti-LGBT affiliations in 2009 [basically, someone at Chick-fil-A feels like it’s their business what other people want to do with their time and life – mixing business and their politics]… I find that rather silly, but my problem with this company lies with their belief that they own “eat mor” and “eat more”.  I guess they also may next decide they own each individual letter?  Further, these companies, should they actually file cases, and should they lose those cases due to frivolous claims such as this, they should absolutely be penalized with a hefty fine as well as cover all costs of their victim.

 So, please don’t give these greedy assholes money.  In my life so far I haven’t given them one cent.

This type of behavior by the big corporations is nothing new and will likely get worse if nobody takes a stand… as we all know big business has paid for their friends in DC, and those political prostitutes in Washington DC never favor the small and mid-size companies [for example look into Obamacare].

Another example of Monsanto-an legal tactics occurred in 2011 involving a cereal brand.  In 2011 a dispute over the use of a bird in logos was concluded; one in which Kellogg apparently believed them, and only them, should be allowed to utilize a toucan within a logo [absolutely absurd].

Oh yes, just look at the infringement.  Now, if they were both cereal I suppose the argument may be valid… but really?
Feathers ruffled, Kellogg had contacted the tiny nonprofit Maya Archaeology Initiative back in August to tell it to stop using its toucan logo because it supposedly too closely resembled Toucan Sam of Froot Loops cereal fame. As the president of the nonprofit, Dr. Francisco Estrada-Belli, commented, “This is a bit like the Washington Redskins claiming trademark infringement against the National Congress of American Indians.”
Kellogg filed suit against the tiny nonprofit Maya Archaeological Initiative to stop using a toucan in its logo in order to protect the copyright of the Froot Loops’ mascot Toucan Sam. Kellogg ended up striking a deal with MAI to share info about the Mayan culture on its cereal boxes and donate $100,000 to the organization.”
In regards to Kellogg, someone must have come to their senses.  That individual responsible for the amiable and mutually beneficial agreement deserves credit.

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