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'UFO' docuseries is hit with a trademark lawsuit


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Isn't "UFO" too general a name to copyright? It's been in use since at least the 1940s/1950s.

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12 minutes ago, WolfHawk said:

Isn't "UFO" too general a name to copyright? It's been in use since at least the 1940s/1950s.

Exactly. 

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The acronym "UFO" was created by the US military. Where's their cut ?  

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I guess the easy way out would be to add 's on the end.

I'd be telling them to U-FO, personally.

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Kind of interesting the magazine is suing Showtime for triple their profits on the series... yet left the production company of the series out of the suit. I'm going to hazard a guess that Story Mining & Supply Co wasn't worth suing for their 2018 movie of the same name. Maybe the movie didn't make enough for even a triple the profit kind of lawsuit.

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21 hours ago, rashore said:

Kind of interesting the magazine is suing Showtime for triple their profits on the series... yet left the production company of the series out of the suit. I'm going to hazard a guess that Story Mining & Supply Co wasn't worth suing for their 2018 movie of the same name. Maybe the movie didn't make enough for even a triple the profit kind of lawsuit.

I think you're right about that, although looks like Scully guest-starred in it which may be the most it has going for it.  Not sure about why the prod company wasn't named unless Showtime maybe acquired all the rights to it from them.  If they were warned about the infringement as the OP indicates, it seems like it would have been pretty easy for Showtime to avoid by just adding an additional word or maybe even letter like mentioned above to the title.

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UFO, also the name of a great British TV series in the 70's

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