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The Red Double Cross


NEW YORK – Johnson & Johnson, the health-products giant that uses a red cross as its trademark, sued the American Red Cross on Wednesday, demanding that the charity halt the use of the red cross symbol on products it sells to the public.

Johnson & Johnson said it has had exclusive rights to use the trademark on certain commercial products _ including bandages and first-aid cream _ for more than 100 years.

Vatican City: For the next hundred years, the Church will not accept responsibility for the Crusades.

As VP of Communications and Excommunications Eugenio Finermanni explained, “When Johnson & Johnson leased from us the marketing rights to the Red Cross, maybe they should have checked the fine print. Of course, that is why we wrote it in Latin. In any case, if people wearing the Red Cross wiped out half of Constantinople, Anatolia and Syria–and all of Jerusalem–it is a happy coincidence that Johnson & Johnson makes bandages.”

  1. dave says:

    The ayatollah of Kopyritastan has issued a fatwa against Pillsbury for its widespread advertising of crescent rolls. The crescent, he maintains, has been a symbol of Islam for over a thousand years and the baker’s use of it violates his religion’s kopyright of this sacred shape. Maharishi Maha Haha released a similar statement to the effect that the United Hindu Council will sue BMW, Volkswagen and Mattel, the makers of Hot Wheels, for illegal use of the wheel of OM.

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