|From what I understand the legal back and fourths get very expensive ... tens of thousands of dollars.
We are talking about small wahm businesses who can't afford 30,000 dollar lawsuits that are drawn on and on...
I think it is upposed to range from $15,00 and $25,000- That is ridiculous IMO. The system is so messed up- there is only justive and recourse for those who can afford it. I feel so disillusioned at times like these!
|It's completely shadey and unethical, IMO.
ITA!!! Arm's Reach is really disgusting. i didn't even think they were that big of a company. They are in line with Starbucks and Wal-Mart, they might as well be them.
|They aren't tradmarking the word co-sleeping or co-sleep. they are just trade marking the term co-sleeper meaning specifically ta sedond bed to hook to the family bed for the baby to sleep in. the more I think about the more sense it makes.
They are going to sue Baby Bunk for using the term co-sleep and co-sleeping on their website- terms they use to describe the ACT of co-sleeping which is NOT a part of the TM. Whether or not they trademarked co-sleeper and it's legit, which it isn't, IMO, a lawsuit, justified or unjustified can shut a business this small down in a second. They can count on the fact that she won't be able to afford it and eliminate the competition. Like I said earlier, I'm sure Arm's Reach spends more on marketing than Baby Bunk makes all year.
Sorry if that was poorly worded- I am angry and in a hurry.
There really should be a non-profit organization who could go after these big companies to keep them in check, but this is America- Land of Corporations- I doubt there's anything like that here.
Arduinna- I know what you mean. Dd sleeps with me too. I had a co-sleeper in the beginning, but she never slept in it, i just didn't want her to roll off the bed and I was also able to say "Yes I have a crib" so I didn't have to get into it with people. It is now in it's playpen form and full of junk and the bed is against the wall. If she slept in there I don't know if I would have considered her to be sleeping with us, it seemed too far away to put her, IMO, but the term co-sleeping is also used to describe when babies sleep in the same room, like in a bassinette near the bed. Whatever you'r definition is, some people have a really different one. i prefer the term sleep sharing or just plain ol' sleepin with the baby, but co-sleep is more generic
ally used for sleeping in the same room with. Dr. Sears goes over that in The Baby Book which I reread after having Sephie and decided was too "mainstream" for me, :LOL but I am getting
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