Chick-Fil-A Threatens Legal Action Against T-Shirt Maker For Encouraging Eating Of Kale

Yet one more reason to boycott the Taliban Christer owned fast food chain Chick-Fil-a on top of their illiteracy and anti-LGBT/T bigotry.

Frivolous law suits aimed at honest entrepreneurs.

From The Consumerist:   http://consumerist.com/2011/11/chick-fil-a-thinks-it-owns-the-phrase-eat-more-sues-t-shirt-maker-for-encouraging-eating-of-kale.html

By Chris Morran
November 28, 2011

If you’ve lived anywhere near a Chick-fil-A restaurant, you’re probably familiar with the billboards and other ads featuring cows and their hoof-painted signs encouraging you to “eat mor chikin,” a phrase that’s been trademarked by the fast food company. But heaven forbid you use those words in their correct formats to promote the eating of something other than Chick-fil-A.

An artist in Vermont finds himself on the receiving end of cease-and-desist orders from Chick-fil-A because he hand-prints shirts that read “Eat More Kale.”

According to lawyers for the chain, the artist’s properly spelled, rather clear message, “is likely to cause confusion of the public and dilutes the distinctiveness of Chick-fil-A’s intellectual property and diminishes its value.”

And not only is the fast food chain asking the Eat More Kale creator to stop printing that horrid phrase on shirts and other surfaces, it demands he turn over his website EatMoreKale.com to Chick-fil-A.

Not surprisingly, the man behind this seditious message tells the AP he’s prepared to fight big chicken: “Our plan is to not back down. This feels like David versus Goliath. I know what it’s like to protect what’s yours in business.”

Explains his lawyer about the Eat More Kale message:

Continue reading at:   http://consumerist.com/2011/11/chick-fil-a-thinks-it-owns-the-phrase-eat-more-sues-t-shirt-maker-for-encouraging-eating-of-kale.html

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