Seriously, I stumbled upon the above web site last evening (without using this online tool), doing some research for a future blog post on trolls, and it really left me with just one question.

No need to dwell on such mundane topics as likelihood of confusion, dilution, or even fair use defenses, instead, I was left wondering, just how many days (hours or minutes?) before Geoffrey, LLC, owner of the famous R Us family of marks (Kids R Us, Babies R Us, and Toys R Us, among others), stops what appears to be an unauthorized use of the "R Us" trademark for an online retail site selling troll dolls?

Given Geoffrey's prior success against the likes of "Drains-R-Us" for plumbing services, and "Teeth-R-Us" for dental services, I'm thinking any trademark enforcement effort against Trolls-R-Us would be much more like taking candy (or perhaps, toys) from a baby. Do you suppose that Lit'l Bits Collectibles will be trolling for a new tagline soon?

Please see full article below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. | Attorney Advertising

Written by:


Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. on:

Popular Topics
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.