20 thoughts on “Colgategate

  1. Slightly Bemused

    Not sure how I feel about this. I do like the WWN pushing of boundaries, but I also understand Colgate’s position. After all. in the past, other news outlets have cited the WWN satire as real fact.

    I also think that, having seen other letters to WWN and even the ‘Sheet from certain other personage’s lawyers, this is actually quite politely written, and sets out a really good case without in any way taking from their knowledge that it was not intended to reflect it as a real position for Colgate, but as an attempt at satire which is WWN’s chosen and lauded profession.

  2. Ollie Cromwell

    Enjoying seeing Phil Hogan railing against the propaganda of the threat of food shortages in Ireland in the event of a No Deal Brexit.
    Sure,isn’t that straight out of the EU playbook being used against Brexiteers in Blighty.
    Ireland suddenly waking up to the reality of Varadkar’s grandstanding of the last two years.
    Good times.

  3. The Old Boy

    I’m not an IP lawyer but if memory serves, parody is no defence to trademark infringement in Ireland.

    Alternatively, I would be tempted to refer Messrs. MacLachlan and Donaldson to the celebrated response in the case of Arkell v Pressdram.

    1. rotide

      The eu recently voted in some pretty heavyweight copyright protection laws which actually might affect this though

  4. Murtles

    You’re missing a front loaded parenthesis there Cliff in the second line of the second paragraph. You have just null and voided your legal letter.

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