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Old 09-18-2008, 05:33 PM   #1
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Another "Better Bottle": CamelBak BPA-free water bottles
hmmm...........

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Old 09-18-2008, 05:38 PM   #2
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I see your point but that would be trademark, not copyright. I think Better Bottle.com folks have a slam dunk anyways since they've already registered it. Even if it wasn't, they could easily prove prior use.

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Old 09-18-2008, 05:40 PM   #3
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Wonder if you could ferment in the little ones.....
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Old 09-18-2008, 05:41 PM   #4
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Edit - Big Kahuna beat me to it.

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Old 09-18-2008, 05:42 PM   #5
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They'd also have to establish that there would be brand confusion.

Anyone confused?

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Old 09-18-2008, 05:59 PM   #6
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Yup!...and I'm going to sue! The 4.75 gallons of wort that spilled all over the place ruined my hard wood floor when it didn't all fit in that bottle....Piss Poor Product if you ask me.










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Old 09-18-2008, 06:02 PM   #7
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I see your point but that would be trademark, not copyright. I think Better Bottle.com folks have a slam dunk anyways since they've already registered it. Even if it wasn't, they could easily prove prior use.
Actually they have a trademark on the stylized form of the two words sharing a large capital B, not the two words "Better Bottle".

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Old 09-18-2008, 06:41 PM   #8
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Wonder if you could ferment in the little ones.....
I just had a vision of Big K walking the plains of Colorado wearing 6 of these bottles around his waist filled with his beloved AW around his waist.
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Actually they have a trademark on the stylized form of the two words sharing a large capital B, not the two words "Better Bottle".

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They may not be able to even get a trademark on the actual words "Better Bottle" as it likely would be deemed descriptive and thus a weak mark.
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Taken from their footer

Better-Bottle, BetterBottle, SimpleFlo, and DryTrap are trademarks of High-Q, Inc.

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