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Buc-ee's v. Beaver Water
Last updated -June 20, 2017
Page added - October 3, 2016
|Detail Of False Allegations Made By Buc-ee's About Beaver Water Logo|
Paragraph 27 Exactly As Worded |
In The Original Complaint Against Beaver Water
(slightly modified for presentaion only - no content has been altered. Emphasis added.)
Claims are almost identical to the claims made against Chick's, Irv's and Choke Canyon. By copying the claims almost word-for-word, it was less stress on the pea-sized brains of the lawyers for Buc-ee's. But, we'll bet that the copying, while a time-saver and less demanding mentally, did not reduce the billing by the lawyers. Someone has to pay for their yachts and country club memberships. So why not Beaver Water?
|27. Defendants' anthropomorphic and cartoon representation of the beaver as shown above in connection with bottled water copies the most important aspects of the iconic Beaver Logo. Specifically, besides Defendants' improper use of a cartoon beaver, Defendants have copied the Beaver Logo with:|
|(i) right-facing smiling face with prominently defined cheeks and visible tongue;|
|(ii) oversized hat with protruding bill; and|
|(iii) use of sharply drawn black edges for the Defendants' cartoon|
The lawyers for Buc-ee's failed to claim both beavers have two eyes, each eye with a black iris. Or that they are both
oxegyn-breathing mammals. Probably just a brain fart. They could not think of any thing more stupid than what they already claimed.
Although the numbered examples run 1 through 3, there are actually 5 specific claims made in Paragraph 27 and Paragraph 26.
Let us consider the claims one at a time.
...Defendants intended the beaver image to be a copy of, or at the very least suggestive of, the Beaver Logo ¶26 Page 7
The Defendants' improper use of a cartoon beaver ¶27
right-facing smiling face with prominently defined cheeks and visible tongue
The oversized hat with protruding bill
The use of sharply drawn black edges for the Defendants' cartoon
|The Boobs Of Buc-ee's|
|Visit one of the latest page additions, Buc-ee's Boobs, also know as The Lying Lawyers Of Buc-ee's, a listing of all of the lawyers used by Buc-ee's in its frivolous trade dress lawsuits. They are typical corporate lawyers who lie in court filings in order to serve the over-reaching desires and demands of their competition snuffing clients. But hey, country club memberships are expensive. Ckick here for The Boobs Of Buc-ee's.|
|Just to refresh your memory, a recap of lawsuits involving Buc-ee's eight frivolous trademark actions.|
On December 2, 2008, Bucky's (Nebraska) filed a trademark non-infringement complaint against the Texas-based bully Buc-ee's
but only AFTER Buc-ee's filed to stop Bucky's from obtaining a federally registeredrademark with the USPTO
On March 8, 2013, Buc-ee's filed a trademark infringement complaint against the Texas-based Chick's.
On July 16, 2013, Buc-ee's filed a trademark infringement complaint against Utah-based Beaver Water.
On November 13, 2013 Buc-ee's filed a trademark infringement complaint against the Texas-based Irv's.
On July 3, 2014, Buc-ee's filed a trademark infringement complaint against the Texas-based Frio River Grocery, the Frio Beaver Logo.
On December 23, 2015 Buc-ee's filed a trademark infringement complaint against the Texas-based Choke Canyon Travel Center
On March 14, 2017, Buc-ee's filed a trademark opposition complaint against Nebraska-based Bucky's in violation of their 2009 settlement agreement where Buc-ee's waived any future opposition to Bucky's.
On March 15, 2017, Buc-ee's filed a USPTO trademark opposition complaint against Sam's Mart
|Every one of these cases was, and still is, without factual merit. No reasonable person could find any of these logos confusingly similar with that stupid beaver. No reasonable person could find any of Buc-ee's trade dress claims to be valid.|
We have never posted a request like this one before but Buc-ee's and its lawyers are so over-reaching in these frivolous lawsuits.
Leave the Beaver standing in his own pee. It's what he deserves.
Buc-ee's website is located at https://www.buc-ees.com/. It does not list a telephone number. So, if you agree with us that Buc-ee's has become a Trademark Extortionist, use their contact page to let them know. Cut and paste this link: https://www.buc-ees.com/contact.php
|Click on the links below to go to the pages shown.|
|The Big Bad Blowhard Beaver's Main page||Buc-ee's Boobs|
|The Beaver-Chicks Logo Comparison||The Beaver-Beaver Water Logo Comparison||The Beaver-Irv's Logo Comparison|
|The Beaver-Frio Beaver Logo Comparison||The Beaver-Choke Canyon Logo Comparison||The Beaver vs Sam's Mart Logo Comparison|
|Bucky's vs Buc-ee's, part 1 Dec 12, 2008 (Nebraska).||Bucky's vs Buc-ee's, part 2, Mar 14, 2017 (Houston)|
|The Original Complaint against Beaver Water can be view here or downloaded if you prefer. Court filings are not protected under copyright law so feel free to view and download any you might want|
Original Complaint, filed July 16, 2013, 13-CV-02080 16 pages 181kb [PDF format]
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