Red Cross winning battle over red cross

In one of the least surprising court decisions of all time, a federal judge has ruled against Johnson & Johnson in its ill-conceived legal battle with the American Red Cross. J&J sued last year over the use of the red cross symbol on items like licensed health merchandise. Some claims and counterclaims remain to be settled, but J&J’s losing pretty badly and looks increasingly crass each time this story slips back into the headlines. It’s like they’re paying their lawyers to tarnish their image. Whatever. As for my personal trademark-infringement suit against the other Davids here at AdFreak, I’m please to announce that a settlement has been reached. I’ve agreed to drop the complaint in return for their shares in Firebrand. When that baby goes public, I’m on easy street! Suckers.

—Posted by David Gianatasio