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comment Is “in the style of” an IP infringement?
Here in the U.S., we have generic brands of products that often say something on the packaging like, "Compare to Tylenol," or "Compare to Cocoa Puffs." And then somewhere in fine print, there's a disclaimer: "Not affiliated with McNeil Consumer Healthcare" (maker of Tylenol) or "Not affiliated with General Mills" (maker of Cocoa Puffs). Clearly, those are trademarked brands ... and yet the generic products are allowed to use their names, so long as they make it clear that there is no affiliation. So wouldn't that apply to my plug-in's description, too?
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asked Is “in the style of” an IP infringement?