Poems of the Week

SCOTUS Chews It Over

by Chris O’Carroll

“The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the First Amendment did not protect a chew toy for dogs
resembling a bottle of Jack Daniel’s from a lawsuit claiming trademark infringement. …
Trademark cases generally turn on whether the public is likely to be confused about a product’s source.”
The New York Times

Are there any truthful granules
In the claim this toy, Bad Spaniels,
Cribbed the trademark of Jack Daniel’s?

Or will it likely not confuse
Consumers if a canine chews
A toy that mocks iconic booze?