Friday, October 5, 2007

David versus Goliath over Trademark

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Each wants to trademark the name "Hammer Museum."

One is named for the hand tool, the other is named for the late tycoon who donated his sizable art collection to the eponymous museum. (And just to make things more confusing, Armand Hammer, the former chairman of Occidental Petroleum Corp., has nothing to do with the Arm & Hammer in your fridge.)

7722871109 The Wall Street Journal reports this morning on a David-and-Goliath battle between the Hammer Museum in Haines, Alaska, and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.

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