In our continuing story, Deb Stoller has filed a reply [PDF] in the cancellation proceedings. The reply is on-topic, and very restrained. It explains that the amendments that she seeks to make couldn’t have been made earlier, because the discovery answers from SFSE were required first. Some (and I don’t know who) might suggest that the reply reads like a patient parent explaining to a recalcitrant child why eating chocolate right before suppertime will ruin her appetite.Speaking of which, SFSE is selling chocolate bars emblazoned with their registered trademark. Personally, I don’t eat chocolate tinted that shade of pink.SFSE has also started offering a “Stitch & Bitch University” series of sewing courses. Ten 2.5-hour classes for $620, which somehow totals 26 hours based on the website description. Is this the use they were referring to? Eagle eyes might spot the header on that page that reads “Stitch & Bitch U”. Where’s XRX when you need them?
In other, trademark-related news-that-isn’t-really-news-in-the-sense-that-it’s-not-noteworthy-but-rather-another-reminder-of-how-nice-it-was-to-knit-before-they-hitched-up-the-bandwagon, the pending trademark application for Tyra Banks, (i.e., her name) includes knitting needles. Because you really should be doing something productive while you’re parked on the couch.
(And please, whatever you do, don’t go poking around tyrabanks.com looking for knitting pictures, because (a) you won’t find any, and (b) you’ll make your head implode. I’d rather not admit how I know. But I suppose that “bonified” should be a bona fide English word, because it’s capable of so much meaning.)