When you mess with the proverbial bull, you’re going to get the proverbial horns. And that’s exactly what a suburban Chicago company got when Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. slapped it with a federal trademark infringement lawsuit last week.
Four months ago, I was a small-town newspaper journalist covering city council meetings and community events in rural West-Central Illinois, never dreaming my work would send me beyond the fringes of Northeast Missouri. But last Wednesday I found myself riding a tram out to the edge of the Palm Jumeirah. As the monorail glided past island residences and the city’s ultra-modern skyline, I couldn’t help being in awe.