I am opening an income tax office and wished to use a mascot:
I placed this image on my website and received within two weeks a boilerplate law suit complaint accusing me of breaching Liberty Tax's exclusive trademark to use Uncle Sam to attract Income Tax customers!! Clearly a nearby franchisee is seriously peeved.
Considering there are businesses doing same:
http://unclesamstax.net/ etc.. who use these mascots and costumed wavers, and as it represents the IRS or Federal Government, how possibly could Liberty Tax own the rights to Uncle Sam!??
In addition, they plan to sue me for $300,000