Sherman H. Skolnick
AND CONSUMERS OF COCA-COLA
by Sherman H. Skolnick
1. In 1989, The Coca-Cola Company failed and neglected to renew their copyright of their "contour bottle" with the U.S. Copyright Office.
2. At about the same time, Robert E. Kolody, an innovative designer, was working on storyboards and designs as to Coca-Cola. He at the time did not know that The Coca-Cola Company and/or their subsidiaries had not renewed their copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office.
3. Kolody submitted his storyboards and designs to The Coca-Cola Company and by and through their marketing adjunct, Simon Marketing.
4. In 1994, Kolody obtained the U.S. Copyright on the "contour bottle".
5. THEREAFTER, The Coca-Cola Company committed perjury and fraud upon the U.S. Copyright Office by also obtaining the fraudulent copyright, as a cover-up of their failure to renew. [See attached letter from Copyright Office warning Coca-Cola.]
6. In 1997, Kolody started a federal suit against Simon Marketing and The Coca-Cola Company, in the U.S. District Court in Chicago, No. 97 C 190.
7. The Coca-Cola Company committed apparent securities fraud by not informing of this situation to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Stockholders of The Coca-Cola Company, a publicly traded firm, should have been informed.
8. In July, 2000, Kolody's ownership of the Coca-Cola copyright of the "contour bottle" was placed on auction with eBay and the reserve was not met. Posted with it were documents of the U.S. Copyright Office. A top official of The Coca-Cola Company, Ben Deutsch[firstname.lastname@example.org], communicated with Kolody but did not protest or object to Kolody auctioning the Coca-Cola copyright, nor did any other official of Coca-Cola.
9. On May 18, 2000, in the presence of Kolody and his principal attorney, Dan Ivy, I as a TV Show moderator and producer and electronic journalist, interviewed Kolody's local counsel, Daniel v. Hanley. A excerpt from the federal court record follows
"Skolnick Does Coca-Cola and their attorneys know the legal strategy of Robert Kolody and his attorney Dan Ivy here?
Skolnick Really? How could they know?
Hanley My sister is the media buyer for Coca-Cola." [Declaration of Skolnick, filed 8/9/2000.]
Thereafter, I found out that his sister, Mary Hanley, has been listed as Associate Media Director, of the advertising agency, DDB Chicago, Inc. [Her direct number(312) 552-6368. FAX (312) 552-2394. Internet address MaryHanley@chi.ddb.com ] I repeated the substance of that interview in my sworn court testimony on August 22, 2000, in the presence, among others, of Daniel V. Hanley.
10. Apparently contrary to U.S. Anti-Trust laws, DDB represents both The Coca-Cola Company and their purported competitor, Pepsico.
11. During a federal court hearing on August 22, 2000, the alleged atorney for Simon Marketing, Jacqueline A. Criswell, of the firm Tressler, Soderstrom, Maloney & Priess, claimed she did not know of Cyrk, Inc., the firm that took over Simon Marketing. [As shown by Official Court transcript.]
12. In Chicago, U.S. District Judge Blanche M. Manning [(312) 435-7608. FAX (312) 435-7578], sought to hush up this matter by committing a series of judicial perjuries in her Court. As shown by the Court records, the Judge committed several frauds upon her own Court, including blocking discovery. To deal with this, the Judge sat as a Judge in her own case, forbidden by Anglo-Saxon fundamental Law.
13. The foregoing matters are adequately proven in the federal district court record in No. 97 C 190, with voluminous documents.
14. By reasonable estimates, Coca-Cola bottlers and/or distributors, from 1989 to date, have been over-charged and falsely charged by The Coca-Cola Company and their subsidiaries, approximately 108 BILLION Dollars.
15. By what legal right, does The Coca-Cola Company and/or their subsidiaries, since their copyright to the "contour bottle" expired in 1989, continue to charge and collect license fees, royalties, and other fees from those who are bottlers and/or distributors of Coca-Cola, as a percentage of the cost for their secret syrup which includes marketing, advertising, and packaging charges?
16. How have U.S. and foreign bottlers and/or distributors been damaged by The Coca-Cola Company failing and neglecting to inform them of the foregoing situation?
17. How have consumers and Coca-Cola stockholders been damaged?
18. Most of the foregoing has already been on my popular public access Cable TV Program "Broadsides", cablecast within Chicago, such as on July 31, 2000. [Since 1991,the program is on in Chicago every Monday evening, 9 p.m., Channel 21 Cable TV and reaches some 400,000 viewers.] Because of their own financial hang-ups, the mass media have failed so far to report these matters.
EXAMINE THE ATTACHED COPIES OF DOCUMENTS OF THE U.S. COPYRIGHT OFFICE.
EXAMINE COCA COLA'S COPYRIGHT DOCUMENTS
Since 1958, Mr.Skolnick has been a court reformer. Since 1963,
founder/chairman, Citizen's Committee to Clean Up the Courts, disclosing
certain instances of judicial and other bribery and political murders.
Since 1991 a regular panelist, and since 1995, moderator/producer, of
one-hour,weekly public access Cable TV Show, "Broadsides", Cablecast on
Channel 21, 9 p.m. each Monday in Chicago. For a heavy packet of printed
stories, send $5.00 [U.S. funds] and a stamped, self-addressed business
sized envelope [4-1/4 x 9-1/2 #10 size] WITH THREE STAMPS ON IT, to
Citizen's Committee to Clean Up the Courts, Sherman H. Skolnick,
Chairman, 9800 South Oglesby Ave., Chicago IL 60617-4870. Office, 7
days, 8 a.m. to midnight, (773) 375-5741 [PLEASE, no "just routine
calls]. Before sending FAX,