Friday, January 20, 2006

Ridiculous





A company called Sew Fast/Sew Easy is trying to trademark the terms Stitch and Bitch, Stitch & Bitch, Stitch 'n Bitch, and the various versions thereof. They've gone so far as to send letters out to various local knitting and/or sewing groups telling them to quit using the name. The button leads to a Cafe Press store selling items to fund the legal fight against them. Read more at The Knitting Curmudgeon or at You Knit What?

3 comments:

Becky said...

I would have thought Stitch 'n Bitch would already be trademarked since it is the title of a book.

PerpetualBeginner said...

Copyrighted, yes, and Debbie Stoller is fighting the trademarking on those grounds, but trademarking is different, a bit harder to do, and gives you significantly more rights over the use of the term. I.e. Debbie Stoller with a copyright would have no ability to stop a local group from calling itself Stitch 'n Bitch, which SFSE is already trying to do.

Becky said...

Ok, now I understand. I guess I was mistakenly under the impression that you couldn't trademark something that was copyrighted.