Does my poo have to pay royalties to UPS?
Get this: my wife just discovered that the UPS corporation has trademarked the color brown. Yes, you got that right. Go to their corporate homepage, and click on the "trademarks" link at the bottom. Download their trademarks PDF. You will find the following text on the front page:
Published by UPS Brand Management.(emphasis added.) Looking inside, you can see some of the other terms they've trademarked:
© Copyright 2003 United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
UPS, the UPS brandmark and the color brown are registered trademarks of United Parcel Service of America, Inc. All rights reserved.
Trademarks in the U.S.
2005-2007 United Parcel Service of America, Inc. Rev. 4/07
Big Brown Truck®Um, dude, that is totally wack.