Insensitive Idiots Market Katrina Drink


Negating the pain and suffering hurricane Katrine caused, to idiotic Louisiana lawyers are attempting to capitalize on recent events by requesting a patent for alcoholic drinks bearing the Katrina name. Andrew Vicknair and Harold Ehrenberg are the two kooks who applied for the patent September 4 which included a logo with the name Katrina, a satellite image of the hurricane and the tagline "Get Blown Away." Harold's website, on which he also refers to himself as a chiropractor might explain this weird move.

by Steve Hall    Sep-21-05   Click to Comment   
Topic: Policy, Strange   

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Disgraceful. Anyone would would exploit such a tragedy to make a buck has no soul.

Posted by: annulla on September 21, 2005 1:28 PM

Ugh, even with my sarcastic nature I can't find anything redeeming about that. It's just plain awful.

Posted by: ariel on September 21, 2005 1:57 PM

where's this Harold's website?

Posted by: pablo korona on September 21, 2005 2:05 PM

We need new patent law. No product, no revenue, no customers, then no patent. That will stop ambulance chasing of companies who are in business by those 'buying patents' and litigating. This is an unbelievable double-disgusting move. 1). filing patent on something disgraceful, and 2). waiting in the wings to litigate the crazy person who would try to use the Katrina name on a drink. I guess the rule of don't do anything you wouldn't be proud to have your mother read on the cover of a newspaper doesn't apply to Andrew & Harold.

Posted by: Allison [TypeKey Profile Page] on September 21, 2005 2:08 PM

Uh, Louisiana is the home of the Hurricane (you know Pat O'Brien's in New Orleans)...It seems entirely appropriate that the folks of Louisiana would show their spirit with a less generic version. I'm not surprised or offended and I would love to be sitting in the Quarter drinking one come Feb. 28.

Posted by: Tom Hanna on September 21, 2005 3:19 PM

Is it insensitive and bet. If the people of Louisiana are offended then they won't buy it and the whole thing will be moot anyway.

There's no tastelessness clause to prevent patents.

Posted by: J D Moore on September 22, 2005 9:39 AM

I agree with Tom. I think the tourists will love many hookers/stippers are there in New Orleans named Katrina? They stand to see a sharp up tick in their business.

Posted by: peter on September 22, 2005 9:50 PM

First of all, those guys filed a trademark application and not a patent, and anyway I think it is a great idea, I lost everything and I am not offended in any way, I would love to drink one come Mardi Gras.

Posted by: Ardie Johnson on September 28, 2005 8:32 AM

Ardie, I agree with you, I think it is a great idea. I am from the Gulf Coast and my parents and myself have lost everything. But please understand that the people who make up New Orleans love to party and would not be offended. I can not wait until Mardi Gras so that I can drink up. Furthermore, Alison please do not make comments about something you do not understand. The 2 attorneys filed a trademark application which has nothing to do with a patent so shut the up until you know what you are talking about.

Katrina the Drink rules.

Signed Pat the Law Student

Posted by: Phil Johnson on October 1, 2005 9:27 PM