Route 66 News

Trademark turmoil update

The controversy between Route 66 vendors, retailer Zazzle.com and a firm in the Netherlands that is claiming trademark ownership of the Route 66 shield morphed from aggravating to surreal. It was reported a few days ago that Route66Licensing.com and a…

Child actor in “The Grapes of Wrath” dies

I missed this a few weeks ago, but Shirley Mills Hanson, 83, who portrayed a young Ruthie Joad in the 1940 classic film “The Grapes of Wrath,” died on March 31 from complications of pneumonia at a hospital in Arcadia,…

Vendors roiled by Route 66 trademark claim

A company in the Netherlands that claims trademark ownership of “Route 66″ and its shield has persuaded¬†Zazzle.com, an international retailer of custom-made products, to remove the listings of least two American vendors who have tried to sell Route 66-related products…

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