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(1/19/2012 9:36:57 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
CBS better be careful. Many times, those in the broadcast industry that own Trademarks find out that during the course of a challenge or litigation, that the opposing party or even a third party can prove "first usage", which predates the current trademark application and in most cases it becomes the challenged party or third party that in turn asks for damages.
- Jim Ryan
(1/19/2012 9:36:39 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Oh, Wait just a minute. I Think you made a mistake, I own the word "Wather". You cannot use that word without my consent. I will have my Attorney, Morris Bart, who happens to be the largest personal injury attorney here on the coast. We will be in contact.
- Dave Melton
(1/19/2012 8:26:42 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
"Give us 22 minutes and we'll give you the world" was actually originated by NYC's WINS then a Westinghouse Station in the 1970s. It referred to their "news wheel" which consisted of three 22 minutes cycles. It worked well, and WCBS, its All-News competition would love to have been able to kill it.
- John Wheeling
(1/19/2012 6:55:46 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
I believe I was the first ever to use the word "weather." I'd appreciate it if every time the rest of you used it, you'd put a $5 bill in an envelope and forward it to me before my lawyers have to hit you with a "storm front," so to speak (I also invented "so to speak," but that's become a cliche, so I only charge $2 for saying that).

Pat Reeder
www.comedy-wire.com

- Pat Reeder
(1/19/2012 6:23:10 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Who knew that CBS owned the rights to "Traffic & Wather Together" We have been using that phrase for many years, as have hundreds of other stations. I guess their lawyers are going to be very busy, cashing their retainer checks!!
- Jock Harris


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