While it may be arguable which came first, the complicated legal codes or the attorneys who get paid by the hour to decode them, what's inarguable is that legal shit is mind-numbingly complicated. Trademark law included.
Take the case of Mojang v. Zenimax, for example. Earlier this week I wrote (and Kotaku republished) an editorial attempting to explain what may really be happening in the case over Mojang's new game Scrolls and why the truth may not be as clear cut as some might be tempted to believe. Then, naturally, the truth was revealed to be even more complex than I had described. Well, fuck me then.