Friday, August 12, 2011

Judge takes swipe at toilet paper dispute

I'm a couple days late to this one but a judge on the 7th Court of Appeals had to rule on an argument between two toilet paper manufacturers and a trademark design. At least Judge Evans had a little fun before he flushed the plaintiff's case:
We’ll start by introducing the combatants. In the far corner, from an old cotton-producing state (Dixie: “I wish I was in the land of cotton, old times there are not forgotten.”) and headquartered in the area (Atlanta) where Scarlett O’Hara roamed Tara in Margaret Mitchell’s epic Gone With the Wind, we have the Georgia-Pacific Company. Important to this case, and more than a bit ironic, is that the name of Georgia-Pacific’s flagship toilet paper is Quilted Northern. In the near corner, headquartered in the north, in Neenah, Wisconsin (just minutes away from Green Bay), and a long way from the land of cotton, we have the Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Ironically, its signature toilet paper brand is called Cottonelle.
It's a switcheroo!

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