All Wrapped Up in Company Logos

Consumers make a fashion statement with familiar trademarks

It's beginning to look a lot like a corporate Christmas. Just take a peek at Santa's list. For Jeff, a C.P.A. who dreams of the open road, St. Nick is bringing a Harley-Davidson beach towel. Steve, a devoted cola drinker, is getting a sweatshirt emblazoned with the Coke trademark. Lara, a young sweet tooth, will find a pair of Hershey overalls under the tree. Dan, a Dr Pepper fan, will get a brand-new refrigerator (price: $529) plastered with his favorite soda's trademark. Indeed, as consumers head to the stores this week for the first official day of Christmas shopping, they will...

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