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Disney to use Trademark against Canadian Pixar Oil, Ltd.

As reported in Disney Seeking Legal Action against Pixar Petroleum:

Word came Monday that a Canadian oil company had made free use of the Pixar brand in dubbing its new division, Pixar Petroleum, Ltd. Disney, owner of all Pixar trademarks, stated this week “we intend to take the appropriate legal action.”

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Of course, Disney is a notoriously aggressive copyright bully and lobbyist, having pushed Congress to add 20 years to the copyright term a while back to keep their Mickey Mouse monopoly going a bit longer. So it’s no surprise they also use trademark as one of their anti-competitive weapons. Disney even apparently has hundreds of patents to use against upstarts and competitors.

(h/t Skip Oliva)

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