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Friday's Three Burning Legal Questions

Here are today's three burning legal questions, along with the answers provided by the blogosphere.

1) Question: I'd like to trademark a color. Any advice?

Answer: Stay away from yellow. That color is taken. (Very Demotivational, The Color Yellow)

demotivational posters - THE COLOR YELLOW

2) Question: I have a restraining order against these protesters -- they can't come within 50 feet of my store. According to my tape measure, they are now 49 feet 8 inches away from it -- that's a violation, right?!

Answer: In Portland, Ore., 4 inches too close doesn't cut it for a violation. The judges say you should draw a visible line at the 50 foot mark. (Bad Lawyer, Free Speech Can Come Down to Inches)

3) Question: Some friends say they saw my DUI mugshot "tagged" with my name on Facebook. What the heck!!??

Answer: Was your DUI arrest in Evesham, N.J.? Evesham now posts the names and photographs of people arrested for drunk driving on its Facebook page. (CNET, N.J. town posts DUI photos on Facebook: Tag away?) (via

Posted by Bruce Carton on August 27, 2010 at 01:28 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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