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Impotence Drug Makes Life Hard for Family

 
 
Reply Tue 4 Feb, 2003 03:29 pm
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Impotence Drug Name Makes Life Hard for Family
Tue February 4, 2003 02:54 PM ET
By Patricia Reaney
LONDON (Reuters) - It may the newest drug to rival Viagra and last longer and act quicker, but Briton Russell Cialis is not happy that the latest anti-impotence pill to hit the market shares his name and wants the company to change it.
The 64-year-old public relations executive and his family do not want their name linked to a drug that boosts male libido and have already been the butt of jokes since pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly decided to call it Cialis.
They have been pressing the firm to choose another moniker for the yellow pills for nearly two years but the first official launch of the drug in Britain Tuesday with a 24-hour news conference--the length of time of drug's desired effect--has deflated all their hopes and they are considering legal action.


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Do you think that these people have a case? What would YOU do if a company named an impotence drug with YOUR name?
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New Haven
 
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Reply Tue 4 Feb, 2003 03:36 pm
Do they really have a case?

Consider: Bayer's aspirin
Carter's Little Liver Pills

Etc?

If you copywrite your name, perhaps no one can put it on a drug bottle. Razz
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au1929
 
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Reply Tue 4 Feb, 2003 04:23 pm
Do they have a case? Logic tells me no. However, should it reach a jury anything is possible. If it were my name I would simply ignore it.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Tue 4 Feb, 2003 04:25 pm
i'd ask for royalties
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Tue 4 Feb, 2003 04:32 pm
dyslexia- How 'bout a lifetime supply of the medication? Print ads and TV spots- The possibilities are endless! Laughing
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Tue 4 Feb, 2003 04:33 pm
i could just let my moile(sp) bargain for tips
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Tue 4 Feb, 2003 04:35 pm
Ya mean MOYEL?
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Tue 4 Feb, 2003 04:37 pm
doh whatya expect from a colorado cowboy, yiddish spelling?
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husker
 
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Reply Tue 4 Feb, 2003 05:16 pm
Well whatta think about the people with the name FORD think?

Interesting link on Princess Di and her name - trademark
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Sublime
 
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Reply Sat 8 Feb, 2003 03:39 pm
Some attorney will take that case.

What about all the Hoovers? Smile
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 8 Feb, 2003 03:45 pm
Husker, a friend of mine did her master's thesis in law, specializing in intellectual property, on the topic of Lady Di's estate's right to her name. It was an interesting study.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sat 8 Feb, 2003 08:27 pm
Carter and Ford are very common names in the US. Cialis isn't. I wonder if that would make a difference?
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williamhenry3
 
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Reply Sat 8 Feb, 2003 11:54 pm
I am not an attorney, but my instincts tell me that Mr. Cialis does not have a very firm case.
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