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Question: Can I use a trademark in my blog’s name or in the title of a blog post?

Answer: Yes, if it is relevant to the subject of your discussion and does not confuse people into thinking the trademark holder endorses your content. Courts have found that non-misleading use of trademarks in URLs and domain names of critical websites is fair. (Bally Total Fitness Holding Corp. v. Faber, URL; Bosley Medical Institute v. Kremer, domain name Companies can get particularly annoyed about these uses because they may make your post appear in search results relating to the company, but that doesn’t give them a right to stop you.

“Sometimes, you might use a trademark without even knowing someone claims it as a trademark. That is permitted as long as you’re not making commercial use in the same category of goods or services for which the trademark applies. Anyone can sell diesel fuel even though one company has trademarked DIESEL for jeans. Only holders of “famous” trademarks, like CocaCola, can stop use in all categories, but even they can’t block non-commercial uses of their marks.”


Boring baseball day.

It’s a boring baseball day today. Some teams are getting rested for mid-week series and we’ve only got some night games going on. So with that, I introduce you to the Atlanta Brave’s Jeff Francoeur, who may be good or who may suck. I guess time will tell…

R.I.P. Mark Fidrych, RHP, Detroit

Less than a day after baseball loses one of its great voices, it has lost one of its greatest personalities in former Detroit Tiger’s pitcher Mark Fidrych.

Mark Fidrych.

While I was never around to watch Fidrych pitch in real life, I had the honor of watching him pitch on the MLB Network about a month ago. I remember telling my girlfriend, “That was one of the best things I’ve ever seen. You get the feeling that he realizes he is doing something that other people only dream of doing and that he enjoys it, appreciates it, and embraces it.” He was truly one of my favorite all-time baseball players. Long live The Bird.

R.I.P. Harry Kalas, Announcer, Philadelphia

“And the Phillies are the world champions of baseball.”Harry Kalas.

I hope this is the last one of these posts I have to do for a while.

R.I.P. Nick Adenhart, RHP, Los Angeles


There’s nothing else to be said. Such an unfortunate tragedy.

I’m not starting Greinke.

And you shouldn’t either.

Zack Greinke, arguably the Royals ace, goes up against the Chicago White Sox in a battle between AL Central teams today. According to Yahoo! the hurler is 0-6 with a 7.78 ERA at U.S. Cellular Field. With a 3-8 overall record against the team and an ERA hovering right around 5.00, he’s a risky play at best.

Of course, Greinke will now pitch a no hitter and you’ll all want my head on a platter. I’ll try to get some other pitcher predictions up by this afternoon.

I forgot how much this sucks.

I’m about to walk out the door to head to my softball game and the last thing I’m going to see on my Yahoo! Stattracker is Pittsburgh’s Nate McLouth versus St. Louis’ Jason Motte, my star outfielder against my up-and-coming closer.

I forgot what this felt like.