As regular readers will remember, I vowed to boycott Politico almost a year ago, after they issued a cease-and-desist letter to Stephen Gutowski, aka The College Politico. Politico lawyers claimed that Gutowski was infringing their trademark by using the word “politico” — a commonly used term defined in the dictionary as “politician.”(link)So starts the latest post on Patterico.com ... make sure to read it. Politico (no link) started bullying thecollegepolitico.com awhile back about the name; claiming that he was infringing upon their name (yea, makes no sense to me either).
Later Gutkowski (tcp) told Patterico that he assumed they had backed off and that was that... alas, it was not to be. Now they want him to transfer the domain to them (isn't that theft?) or action will commence!
Don’t worry I’m going to keep fighting the good fight and won’t be backing down. I’ll try to keep everybody updated on whats going on. Thanks for all the support though it really helps keep me strong.(link)