2013 April

Gun Control hits the USPTO

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As the heated (pun fully intended) public debate about gun control continues, I thought it would be fun to examine trademark applications for the term GUN CONTROL. I expected to find a roughly equal mix of applications filed by gun control supporters and opponents, and I thought there would be numerous applications, and even a few registrations, from which to…

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Denver and the USPTO abuzz with 420

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According to NewYork.Newsday.com and the WashingtonTimes.com, today — April 20th — is a counter-culture /cannabis-culture holiday referred (or should I say reefered?) to as “four-twenty.” Apparently, it also is customary to smoke pot at 4:20 pm, which explains the frequent lines at snack and smoothie shops between 4:30-5 each afternoon (just watch, now you’ll start noticing it too). Back in August, 2010 I questioned,…

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“Going Green in Reno: Peppermill Gets Geothermal.”

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  Although I don’t spend much time in casinos apart from Crystal Bay Casino, (and that’s only because it is Tahoe’s best music venue, thanks to Brent Harding & Blake Beeman!), the Reno Peppermill has just become my second favorite casino after CBC. I visited the Peppermill last week where GreenUP! hosted Reno’s (almost) annual Golden Pinecone Ball. The first Golden Pinecone was awarded by Nevada…

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