An issue with Trademark Attribution For Dummies

I stumbled on an article entitled “The Meaning of Life for Dummies” through reddit. I’m reminded of a site discussing its brush with intellectual property litigation for using the “For Dummies” phrase in “Ulysses for Dummies” (read here). There’s also a similar and more recent issue involving Jason Calacanis who used the blog title “Super Bowl guide for dummies”, as noted at the Trademark Blog (here and here) and the BuzzMachine. Wikipedia has an entry, or a spoof, on the popular …For Dummies instruction book, which is intended in part to discuss Wikipedia’s copyright policies. Let’s see what happens. In the meantime, let’s discuss this and hear what you have to say on this issue.

(Note: FOR DUMMIES® is a registered trademark of Wiley Publishing, Inc.)

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