Archive for the 'Personality' Category

Alberta Premier wants his Domain

Friday, January 11th, 2008

CBC News reports that Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach is defending his decision to send lawyers after blogger Dave Cournoyer who owns the domain name edstelmach.ca (note: that domain previously redirected to his blog daveberta.ca, now redirects to a wikipedia entry).

Reading the blog, it seems like Mr. Cournoyer is not willing to comply with the demand […]

Barbie is making news again

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

The Winnipeg Sun today reports that Mattel Inc. is in a legal tangle over the BARBIE trademark and that it is battling a Canadian restaurateur over the applied for mark BARBIE’S & Design - even though the latter refers to the restaurant’s barbecued food.

Thus far, the Trade-Marks Opposition Board dismissed Mattel’s opposition, the Federal […]

Nescafe model awarded millions for two-hour photo shoot

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005

My wife pointed this out to me yesterday. Apparently former model Russell Christoff did a two-hour photo shoot for Nestle USA in 1986. Nestle doesn’t tell him that it used his image on the Taster’s Choice coffee jars. Then sixteen years later, in 2002, Mr. Christoff sees the jar for the first […]