The Subway sandwich chain is trying to trademark “footlong” and is issuing cease-and-desist letters to other companies that use the term. Some companies, such as Pizza Hut, are opposing the trademark registration.
I don’t see what the problem is — Subway’s sandwich isn’t 12″ long, it’s only 11″. I can foresee the day when I see a poster that urges me to buy a Subway footlong(TM) with an asterisk to a footnote that says “Subway’s registered trademark for it’s 11″ hero sandwich.”
Casey’s sues Subway over rights to ‘footlong’ – USATODAY.com.
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