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  •  I read that they only "own" the trademark (6+ / 0-)

    "for the Cure" -- but not the pink ribbon.

    "Proud to proclaim: I am a Bleeding Heart Liberal"

    by sara seattle on Sun Feb 05, 2012 at 04:10:32 PM PST

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    •  Nice. (n/t) (2+ / 0-)
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      I started a blog. It's still a work in progress but if you're interested, come on by. Dawn of Ambivalence

      by DawnG on Sun Feb 05, 2012 at 04:40:12 PM PST

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    •  They own a particular type of pink-ribbon logo (0+ / 0-)

      the one with a little circle for a "head" that kind of looks like a running figure. All other pink ribbons are generic, and thus can be used by anyone.

      The pink ribbon has become such a racket. Some companies put pink-ribbon logos on their products or make pink-ribbon products without even supporting any organization out there. If you read their labels closely they won't mention that they donate to any breast cancer organization or that a percentage of your purchase price goes to one. They'll just say something generic like "Such-and-Such Company Supports Breast Cancer Awareness." Big deal! Like we need more "awareness"!

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