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Activision has an objection to a dog crap removal service calling itself Call of DooDee

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Call-of-Doodee

Dogs are fantastic creatures, four-legged partners who are always happy to see you. There’s just one downside to them though: Their butts. If you own a dog, you’re probably aware that cleaning up after them is literally a sh*t job, but someone has to do it. I’ve never had a problem grabbing a shovel and picking up a few fecal landmines, but there are people out there who go comatose at the very idea of picking up dog crap.

Fortunately, we live in a world where you can pay someone to do that for you. Numerous services exist globally, most likely featuring some sort of clever name like…Poop Dawg. Listen, it’s Friday and that’s the best you’re getting out of me. ANYWAY, one such company in the US may have been a tad bit too on the nose with its company name, as Activision has taken offense to the name of that service:

Call of DooDee.

According to ResetEra, the Call of DooDee trademark was registered on June 16 this year, with Activision quickly raising a stink over it:

On June 16, 2017, an Illinois citizen filed in the US via the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) a trademark application, US Serial Number 87493505, for “Call of DooDee” under Goods and Services for Dog waste removal services. An express abandonment for the application was received in the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) of the USPTO on October 24, 2017, however the application was published for opposition on October 31, 2017.

Activision has until the end of the year to lodge their formal opposition and complaint as to why a dog poop removal service will hurt their brand, should it be allowed to operate under that Call of DooDee trademark. It’s a small case, one between a gigantic video game publisher and a small business owner. Seeing how Activision justifies the opposition to that brand hurting its own iconic franchise however, should be hilarious.

Press X to pick up poop.

Last Updated: November 24, 2017

34 Comments

  1. Seems legit, I can see the similarities all too clearly

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  2. Gavin Mannion

    November 24, 2017 at 13:50

    I hate picking up the dog crap, I’d so pay for a company to do it for me..

    Also Activision are being stupid

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    • miaau

      November 24, 2017 at 14:25

      remember the Canadian guy years aga called Mike Rowe who had a domain called MikeRoweSoft.com and he got sued and had to change that……

      Reply

  3. RinceThis

    November 24, 2017 at 13:54

    • Original Heretic

      November 24, 2017 at 13:55

      Are these your weekend plans?

      Reply

  4. Original Heretic

    November 24, 2017 at 13:56

    CHALLENGE to all CH’ers:
    How can we name a poo pickup company that rips off EA?

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    • Magu

      November 24, 2017 at 14:14

      Economic Farts?

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    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      November 24, 2017 at 15:38

      EA: Charge Everything

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      • Original Heretic

        November 24, 2017 at 15:39

        Ha!! Nice one.
        Inspired me to come up with this one:

        EA: It’s in the game…..if you pay.

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        • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

          November 24, 2017 at 15:41

          I see you are on top form today

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          • Original Heretic

            November 24, 2017 at 15:42

            I don’t have a top form, sadly.
            But I do have a final form.
            And this isn’t even it.

          • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

            November 24, 2017 at 15:43

            So… Original form, and Final Form.

            Final Heretic.

            You’re welcome

          • Original Heretic

            November 24, 2017 at 15:45

            Goodness gracious, that just shook my nerves and rattled my brain.

          • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

            November 24, 2017 at 15:55

            This is It

          • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

            November 24, 2017 at 15:56

    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      November 24, 2017 at 15:45

      EA-pic(k) Sharts

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    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      November 24, 2017 at 20:26

      TitanDropping

      Reply

    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      November 24, 2017 at 20:27

      Poofa18

      Reply

    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      November 24, 2017 at 20:27

      Plants vs Droppies

      Reply

    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      November 24, 2017 at 20:28

      The Sims: Pets

      Reply

    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      November 24, 2017 at 20:29

      Poop Wars
      Battle of the FrontYard II

      Reply

    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      November 24, 2017 at 20:33

    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      November 24, 2017 at 20:34

      PooFC 3

      Reply

    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      November 24, 2017 at 20:35

      Battlefield

      Reply

  5. miaau

    November 24, 2017 at 14:27

    Still better than Call For DooDee

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  6. DaxterZA

    November 24, 2017 at 14:30

    X… X… X… X…

    Not working

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  7. Original Heretic

    November 24, 2017 at 14:33

    On another note…

    What happened to the Good, Bad and Ugly weekly round up ?!?

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    • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

      November 24, 2017 at 14:54

      Headshot

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      • Original Heretic

        November 24, 2017 at 15:02

        Noooooooooo….
        Say it ain’t so!

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  8. Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    November 24, 2017 at 14:56

    Shovel Knight would have been on point.

    Reply

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