I just have one more thing that I need to say about this TerraCycle-Scotts MiracleGro lawsuit settlement issue, which, if you haven’t noticed, is completely sticking in my craw.
(OK, I just have one more thing that I need to say right this minute — I’m sure I’ll have more to say on this another day, as well…)
TerraCycle can’t use a green and yellow color combination on their packaging because Scotts MiracleGro has trademarked it? Excuse me? So if I were to decide I was selling hummus or something, could I just decide I wanted my label to be mauve and orange (this is a hypothetical, folks, a hypothetical…), and then could I trademark that color combination? Or any other? I mean, I fully understand protecting one’s label design, and I know all this is a very sensitive topic for which many lawyers make an awful lot of money (and that’s good, because some of my very best friends are lawyers), but what? What?
I need to stop thinking about this. It’s turning me into The Irritable and Not Pleasant To Be Around Gardener.