To each their own. A company choosing to trademark a unique feature (eg not just a functional feature like a lanyard hole) which is used to identify the brand is pretty common (just ask spyderco). Defending a brand to prevent confusion is also SOP - not just this one company pushing others around.
do they also have a patent On using up four pages for their ugly advertisements in magazines? Nobody else does that so it must be the case! :yawn: the first drill the holes I saw were on crawford knives.