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tooge
11-08-2010, 03:10 PM
Ok, as many of you know, I started a business about a year ago with 2 friends of mine. Our signature product is a jar of pickled carrot and celery stalks that we call Bloody Buddeez, as they are a gourmet bloody mary garnish. Well, things are going well, and everyone is loving them. Then, just the other day, I get this certified letter from the lawyer from Buddeez inc., a plastic storage bin company. They think we are infringing on their product copywright.I dont know if we are or not, but we dont have the money to fight them about it, so we are looking to change the name of our Bloody Buddeez. Any suggestions? We try to be sort of fun with our labels and names while still getting the point across. If you want to see the current label, check out our website at 3buddeez.com. Any suggestions would be apreciated. I'll even send you a few jars if I use yours. Thanks.

ChiefsNow
11-08-2010, 03:14 PM
Ok, as many of you know, I started a business about a year ago with 2 friends of mine. Our signature product is a jar of pickled carrot and celery stalks that we call Bloody Buddeez, as they are a gourmet bloody mary garnish. Well, things are going well, and everyone is loving them. Then, just the other day, I get this certified letter from the lawyer from Buddeez inc., a plastic storage bin company. They think we are infringing on their product copywright.I dont know if we are or not, but we dont have the money to fight them about it, so we are looking to change the name of our Bloody Buddeez. Any suggestions? We try to be sort of fun with our labels and names while still getting the point across. If you want to see the current label, check out our website at 3buddeez.com. Any suggestions would be apreciated. I'll even send you a few jars if I use yours. Thanks.

Merry Mix

Shogun
11-08-2010, 03:16 PM
Stalkers

Shogun
11-08-2010, 03:17 PM
Pickle dicks

Donger
11-08-2010, 03:17 PM
Just for fun, how about "Contain This!"

Buck
11-08-2010, 03:17 PM
Bloody Budeeez

That's with 3 e's.

Brock
11-08-2010, 03:18 PM
Bloody buddies is kind of an iffy name anyway.

Shogun
11-08-2010, 03:19 PM
Sour straws

tooge
11-08-2010, 03:19 PM
I like stalkers. The 3 e's thing won't work, we asked a lawyer and he said it was too close.

BigVE
11-08-2010, 03:19 PM
Merry Mary's?

Shogun
11-08-2010, 03:19 PM
Long dongs

Fire Me Boy!
11-08-2010, 03:20 PM
I don't think you're infringing on trademark. They're Buddeez Inc. You're Bloody Buddeez. And I don't think anyone would look at plastic storage bin company and pickled carrot/celery company and confuse the two. You're obviously not trying to use their name to lend credibility to your product.

Couple suggestions:

Bloody Buddy
Mary Mates

ChiefsNow
11-08-2010, 03:21 PM
Wild Wabbit widgets

pr_capone
11-08-2010, 03:21 PM
Bloody Buddeez. Cripes, what a name for that.

Sounds like a a gaggle of women.

Shogun
11-08-2010, 03:22 PM
Pick 6

Otter
11-08-2010, 03:24 PM
"Pickled Carrots & Celery - Fuck You Asshole"

Sorry, long day.

Fire Me Boy!
11-08-2010, 03:26 PM
Did their attorney actually say "copyright" violation? This isn't even remotely a copyright case.

Shogun
11-08-2010, 03:27 PM
Call them "D Bowe's"

They make you drop everything

ChiefsNow
11-08-2010, 03:28 PM
Lazy Lad's Merry mix, then if you venture into other mixes like Lazy Lad's Margarita mix, etc

KurtCobain
11-08-2010, 03:29 PM
Kurt cobain's mom

Otter
11-08-2010, 03:29 PM
How about you name them "Bugs Bunny Treats". That should clear things up.

DMAC
11-08-2010, 03:31 PM
Bloddy Hell!

seclark
11-08-2010, 03:32 PM
stickits
sec

Baby Lee
11-08-2010, 03:33 PM
Swizzle Sisters

Crudeteez

Stir Tasty

Mixer Munchees

Otter
11-08-2010, 03:34 PM
Stalks Aboard
Stalks Stirrers
Bloody Stalks
Stalkers

I'm seeing a trend

tooge
11-08-2010, 03:35 PM
Did their attorney actually say "copyright" violation? This isn't even remotely a copyright case.

Sorry, not copywright, but rather trademark. We contacted our attorney and he said since they manufacture "food storage bins" and we sell food in containers, even though they are not plastic, it could be an issue. He told us we could fight them and may even win, but it would cost alot of $.

Otter
11-08-2010, 03:35 PM
stickits
sec

Trying to fit your name in there you pretentious bastard.

Shogun
11-08-2010, 03:35 PM
Stalk til you drop

Otter
11-08-2010, 03:41 PM
"Bloody Stalkers"

You can get an Australian guy to be your product representative. You can go the crocodile dundee route. Or you could go the Steve Irwin route where he has a stingray hanging out his side and says something like "to die for mate!".

FAX
11-08-2010, 03:42 PM
Flammer Jammers.

FAX

tooge
11-08-2010, 03:45 PM
So far stalkers is good, and so is marys mates.
I thought of calling them gofuckyourselfyouegomaniacleattorneez, but it wont fit on the label

FAX
11-08-2010, 03:52 PM
What's wrong with "Flammer Jammers"?

How about "Sticks Of Stuff"? Or, maybe, "Hunks For Drunks"?

FAX

Mr. Flopnuts
11-08-2010, 03:52 PM
Veggie Vixxxens!

Donger
11-08-2010, 03:54 PM
Pick Up Stix

CrazyPhuD
11-08-2010, 04:00 PM
Mary's Chicks with Stix

Otter
11-08-2010, 04:01 PM
You could stage some elaborate viral video where an old lady fights of an attacker with your celery & carrot sticks then becomes a local celebrity and name them "Nanny's Nifty Numchucks" and have her on the label with a Clint Eastwood look on her face sneering in the distance scouting for danger while sipping a bloody mary.

teedubya
11-08-2010, 04:03 PM
How about, "Shit to put in your drink"?

sedated
11-08-2010, 04:10 PM
I don't think you're infringing on trademark. They're Buddeez Inc. You're Bloody Buddeez. And I don't think anyone would look at plastic storage bin company and pickled carrot/celery company and confuse the two. You're obviously not trying to use their name to lend credibility to your product.

I agree with this. From my limited understanding of trademarks, there are around 53 (official) categories of products. You product would have to be in that same category to be infringing on their name (or at least to be denied a trademark of your own).

NewChief
11-08-2010, 04:11 PM
Go with 3 stalkers.

Change your the 3 dudes logo up a little bit as well depending on the product. With the stalkers, give them sort of a creepy, mean look. With the vegeez, make them look like hippies...etc..

tooge
11-08-2010, 04:14 PM
All of you need to be beaten with a limp carrot! Dammit!

DeepPurple
11-08-2010, 04:15 PM
"Bloody Harry"

Pablo
11-08-2010, 04:17 PM
Edible Butt Plugs.

joesomebody
11-08-2010, 04:19 PM
Edgy Veggies

tooge
11-08-2010, 04:21 PM
I'm thinking coctail cruncheez maybe. Weve had folks tell us they are great in martinis and bloody beers too.

CrazyPhuD
11-08-2010, 04:22 PM
OOOh another option

Roofys...with the tag line..."Why wouldn't you put it in her drink?"

Shogun
11-08-2010, 04:22 PM
The Missing Stalk

Donger
11-08-2010, 04:23 PM
Lisa Gerrard's Vocal Cords.

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Chief Chief
11-08-2010, 04:25 PM
Gourmet Garnish

Veggies for Alcoholics

Weird Stuff to Find in Your Vomit

Demonpenz
11-08-2010, 04:25 PM
JFK's ride

googlegoogle
11-08-2010, 04:27 PM
Bag of dicks.

Extra Point
11-08-2010, 04:28 PM
Sorry, not copywright, but rather trademark. We contacted our attorney and he said since they manufacture "food storage bins" and we sell food in containers, even though they are not plastic, it could be an issue. He told us we could fight them and may even win, but it would cost alot of $.

God to uspto.gov, then search trademarks. If they don't have the trademark for an edible product, then you're good to go. When your product hits enough sales to warrant paying the gov't for the rights to use the trademark, then, at your option, you can buy and rent the trademark rights, to protect yourselves. Unless, your product happens to taste like edible plastic bins.

Rams Fan
11-08-2010, 04:34 PM
Bloody Berries.

Rain Man
11-08-2010, 04:42 PM
I'm thinking coctail cruncheez maybe. Weve had folks tell us they are great in martinis and bloody beers too.


That's better than my suggestion of "Bloody Stalkers".

Scorp
11-08-2010, 04:44 PM
Bloody puzzies

googlegoogle
11-08-2010, 04:46 PM
Tooge's spooges.

mikeyis4dcats.
11-08-2010, 04:50 PM
Mary's Mixing Stox

Rain Man
11-08-2010, 04:54 PM
If you want to double your sales in grocery stores, change the name to "Buy One, Get One Free".

googlegoogle
11-08-2010, 04:55 PM
Jar of Turd?

ClevelandBronco
11-08-2010, 04:56 PM
Tampax.

BIG_DADDY
11-08-2010, 05:03 PM
If it was me I would just toss out the seese and desist letter. YOu are not even close to being in the same business. So you want to change the name of your whole business then not just the product, correct?

Extra Point
11-08-2010, 05:13 PM
Bloody Buddeez: "For those who like to stick it to 'em!"

Fat Elvis
11-08-2010, 05:25 PM
Edgy Veggies

That is pretty good. It allows them to go beyond thier initial targeted market as well.

mesmith31
11-08-2010, 05:33 PM
IF they are both in stick form...why not go with "Salad Bars". It says what the product is = Salad, and it says where they are used = Bars. And it is easy to brand if some one says, "Hold the Salad Bars" or "Bloody, extra Salad Bars."

BIG_DADDY
11-08-2010, 05:38 PM
If all you want is a product name just call em blood sticks.

Earthling
11-08-2010, 05:58 PM
Red Wings

Blindside58
11-08-2010, 06:21 PM
Cocktail Teasers, Bloody Pickled Sticks, Stir things up!, Bloody Goodies,

Phobia
11-08-2010, 06:35 PM
Dave's Famous Stalkers and then when you have a line of BBQ sauce, you could call that Dave's Famous Sauce....

I also know an arsonist who needs some teeth pulled. Maybe you could work out a barter.

Rain Man
11-08-2010, 06:39 PM
Go with something exotic and foreign, like maybe リック・アストリー

Archie F. Swin
11-08-2010, 06:52 PM
"Hank Stram's Toupee"

Saulbadguy
11-08-2010, 06:55 PM
If it was me I would just toss out the seese and desist letter. YOu are not even close to being in the same business. So you want to change the name of your whole business then not just the product, correct?

Same here. Fuck them.

teedubya
11-08-2010, 10:26 PM
I like cocktail cruncheez. Or telling them to fuck off w the cease and desist bullshit.

Phobia
11-08-2010, 10:51 PM
You could call them Bloody Butteez and shape the celery and carrots like suppositories.

aturnis
11-08-2010, 11:01 PM
By far my favorite is...

Bloody Stalkers - if you did commercials, they could take place in a bar, with creepy guy perving on a hot chick, then a aussie(as someone suggested) comes in and smoothly saves the chick from the creepy stalker by swooping in and giving her a bloody mary with your product in it, followed by the hot chick sexily eating phallic shaped drink garnish and "mmmmm so bloody good". Then the product ad part, like a different screen with a jar of your product falling with a loud noise, and the awesome aussie guy says..."Bloody Stalkers" Now in a grocery near you...or something.

My close seconds are:

Mary Mixers



Obviously this one tells everything, what it is and what it's used for. It also has GREAT advertising possibilities. Just think if you had real writers....


Cocktail crunchers or cruncheez(if you are dead set on the lame "eez" thing) is good

Edgy Veggies is also good. You could do your Veggeez thing too...

joesomebody
11-17-2010, 04:02 PM
Hy-Vee in Columbia is down to one jar. Just thought I'd give you a heads up :thumb:http://i54.tinypic.com/2qibjp5.jpg

RAIDER951
11-17-2010, 04:21 PM
I don't think you're infringing on trademark. They're Buddeez Inc. You're Bloody Buddeez. And I don't think anyone would look at plastic storage bin company and pickled carrot/celery company and confuse the two. You're obviously not trying to use their name to lend credibility to your product.

Couple suggestions:

Bloody Buddy
Mary Mates

I agree. I own my own business and received a similar letter for a particular product but in this case, they were correct so the name was changed. But as I understood it at the time, it was the combination of words that were identical that put me at risk. Change either one of the words and it was OK, which is what we did.

You can do a trademark search on the internet http://tess2.uspto.gov/ and use basic word search for the Budeez term. I found 3 references to that term - 2 dead and 1 live. They were all for dissimilar products.

I would not just jump to changing the name of your product. Spend a couple of hundred dollars with a patent attorney and get their opinion. Might cost a little more for a formal response.

DMAC
11-17-2010, 04:23 PM
Hy-Vee in Columbia is down to one jar. Just thought I'd give you a heads up :thumb:http://i54.tinypic.com/2qibjp5.jpg

..."Whipped Lightning"...

now there is a name.

Dicky McElephant
11-17-2010, 04:36 PM
Good God.....6.99 for carrots and celery in a jar?

DMAC
11-17-2010, 04:48 PM
..."Whipped Lightning"...

now there is a name.

Sorry tooge, hate to hijack...but whipped lightning is alcohol infused whip cream...

Thats fukkin awesome!!

http://www.whippedlightning.com/

NewChief
05-11-2011, 07:50 PM
Look at what I spotted at my local liquor store tonight:

Reaper16
05-11-2011, 07:56 PM
Good God... $15.99 for carrots and celery in a jar?

NewChief
05-11-2011, 08:03 PM
Good God... $15.99 for carrots and celery in a jar?

I bought 5! Couldn't afford any booze then, but these carrots and celery are delicious.

Psyko Tek
05-11-2011, 10:07 PM
veggies for alcoholics?

kysirsoze
05-11-2011, 10:10 PM
Good God... $15.99 for carrots and celery in a jar?

I'll be garnishing my cocktails with these as soon as I pay off the gold-plated toilet and the champagne tub. Can't wait!

Phobia
05-11-2011, 10:28 PM
Good God... $15.99 for carrots and celery in a jar?

Greedy retailer. They're usually $7-8 and well worth that.

Fat Elvis
05-11-2011, 10:41 PM
They should of been named Guy Code Garnishes; no one will respect them if they aren't guy code approved.

doomy3
05-11-2011, 10:58 PM
I'll be garnishing my cocktails with these as soon as I pay off the gold-plated toilet and the champagne tub. Can't wait!

And they fit into your new diet!

Okie_Apparition
05-11-2011, 11:17 PM
People so lazy and spoiled

BigChiefFan
05-12-2011, 12:15 AM
I'll be garnishing my cocktails with these as soon as I pay off the gold-plated toilet and the champagne tub. Can't wait! Friggin' hilarious. LMAO

Phobia
05-12-2011, 12:26 AM
I've never had a better bloody than the ones I've had with this stuff and a splash of the juice added. You can make an amazing bloody without these garnishes but they really finish it off. Plus there's enough of these for a couple dozen bloody marys. You're basically adding a quarter cost to your drink (as long as you didn't spend $16 on it).

joesomebody
05-12-2011, 12:30 AM
I've never had a better bloody than the ones I've had with this stuff and a splash of the juice added. You can make an amazing bloody without these garnishes but they really finish it off. Plus there's enough of these for a couple dozen bloody marys. You're basically adding a quarter cost to your drink (as long as you didn't spend $16 on it).
Yeah, they were 6.99 when I saw them at Hy-Vee in columbia.

tooge
05-12-2011, 09:12 AM
heh, that 16 bucks is for something else. Most HyVees have them for $5.99 to $6.79 and most liquor stores have them for $6.99. Like Phil said, thats about a quarter a drink and they really do make the coctail. OH, and thanks to all you guys that have given them a try. PM me with any suggestions. Thanks!

boogblaster
05-12-2011, 09:44 AM
Mary's Pickle

Reaper16
05-12-2011, 11:19 AM
heh, that 16 bucks is for something else. Most HyVees have them for $5.99 to $6.79 and most liquor stores have them for $6.99. Like Phil said, thats about a quarter a drink and they really do make the coctail. OH, and thanks to all you guys that have given them a try. PM me with any suggestions. Thanks!
No, I can read that UPC in NewChief's picture. The $15.99 tag says Bloody Budeez on it.

Anyway, I don't actually have a problem with the price. I was just riffing on post #77 from this thread: Good God.....6.99 for carrots and celery in a jar?

Phobia
05-12-2011, 11:57 AM
Reaper is right. That $16 is for your product. But maybe that's the store all the Waltons use and everything is double the price.

Bill Lundberg
07-09-2011, 09:22 PM
About to experience my first Bloody Budeez, Bloody Mary. I sampled the carrots already. I dig it!

Bill Lundberg
07-09-2011, 09:30 PM
My wife who makes a great bloody put a shot of gazpacho in this one. I don't normally like bloody mary's but this thing is awesome.

bevischief
07-09-2011, 09:32 PM
Once a month.

Mr_Tomahawk
07-09-2011, 09:43 PM
Fawk Budeez?

Sweet Daddy Hate
07-10-2011, 01:58 AM
Afro-dizzy-acs

Phobia
07-10-2011, 02:26 AM
My local Price Chopper now carries their slaw for about $7. That seems a little on the pricey side until you taste it. It's clearly a premium product. Simply outstanding.

Simply Red
07-10-2011, 09:40 AM
sure, np, 'bud_deez'

Simply Red
07-10-2011, 09:43 AM
Stalk-Talk

Bill Lundberg
07-10-2011, 09:34 PM
Bloody Stalkers