23 June 2008

We're the Liberal Party...

...and we're just gonna "shift" all over you.

-- OTTAWA -- St├ęphane Dion's cross-country tour promoting his “green shift” hit a potentially embarrassing pothole Monday as a Toronto environmentalist took legal action over what she describes as “blatantly unethical” trademark infringement.

A firm already operating as Green Shift sent a cease and desist letter Monday afternoon to the Liberal Party and the company is considering whether to sue for damages.

Ms. Wright recalls being told by the senior Liberal aide: “I just want to let you know that you're going to be getting a lot of hits on the website.”

Ms. Wright said she warned Ms. Telford the Liberals could expect a lawsuit if they went ahead and used the name.

“I said, more importantly, why would you do that to a nice, friendly, environmental organization?”
Of course, when the shoe is on the other foot...

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"Dion wants to shift the green from your wallet into the Liberal's wallet."
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RELATED: The kindly face of Liberalism
A Liberal spokesman discounted the company's protests that the Liberals mimicked Green Shift's web domain name, by adding the article "the" before Greenshift.ca.

"We rightly own the domain name," said Dunn.
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LAST WORD: Craig Oliver forgets his meds...
CRAIG OLIVER: "However, they did offer us Jason Kenney, the Minister of Multiculturalism, to attack the government's green plan..."
You mean the Fiberal tax grab, right Craig?

(via sda)


5 comments:

Rich said...

I understand that there is also a U.S. outfit with the same name.
The care and planning shown by the libranos ion launching this titanic event deserves some sort of major award.
Steffi....this is for you.
http://tinyurl.com/6lmsxv

Neo Conservative said...

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the simple fact is... everything this guy touches just turns to shite.

if i met him on the street and he said, "good morning"... i'd start lookin' for a tornado shelter.

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Anonymous said...

Dion wants to shift the green from your wallet into the Liberal's wallet.

Anonymous said...

http://www.greenshift.com/

more lawsuits

Anonymous said...

This just keeps getting better and better! I really love the keystone Kops AKA the Liberals. ( I can use that because I put "the" before the name.)