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Trademark Wars Taint Remembrance Day Poppies

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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Photo Credit Striatic Remembrance Day in Canada is Veterans Day and Memorial Day rolled into one big deal, a statutory holiday in much of the country. Just about everyone wears a poppy, sold by the Royal Canadian Legion to support veterans. The Legion is vigorous in protecting its symbol from knockoffs, telling Oliver Moore of the Globe and Mail: "We have to protect the trademark from infringement or anyone can be out there selling poppies and taking money for who knows what purpose." That's why Nova Scotia College of Art And Design Students Georgia Nebison, Kate Mitchell and Victoria Lane are nervous; they have built a better, greener poppy.... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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