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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Yep, I read it right. Who Dat Inc. is owned by a local New Orleans attorney. That's about right. Good old boy system still rearing its ugly head around here!...

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Old 01-31-2012, 03:50 PM   #11
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Yep, I read it right. Who Dat Inc. is owned by a local New Orleans attorney. That's about right. Good old boy system still rearing its ugly head around here!
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:24 PM   #12
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If I understand things correctly, this isn't so much a NOLA issue as much as it is a wider, US Copyright/Trademark Issue.

1) A Company or individual has claimed the rights to a phrase that should probably be public domain.
2) Another company who is adversely affected by this claim attempts to do something about it.
3) The company with more money eventually wins out, usually because they can just keep the case going for a longer period of time. Meanwhile, the smaller company runs out of cash and has to give up the fight.

All the while, the claim should never have been honored to begin with. It's actually a shame the NFL gave up, here. They had an opportunity to do the right thing for the smaller company instead of simply looking out for their own interest.
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:08 PM   #13
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The fundamental concern for me is it was not a matter of importance until the Saints were a matter of importance over 25 years later. I'll never buy or wear anything with the phrase on it from here on out and I wish all Saints fans would scoff at the site of it. I have no problem honoring someone else's creation, but there is a limit that needs to be established on when you can stake a claim in that creation for profit. I don't know all the in's and out's of the case but the bottomline is it reeks of greed in it's purest form to the point that it's sickening.
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:18 PM   #14
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I believe the registered agent is just the local attorney that you would serve papers to. The owners are probably the folks in San Antonio. I work for a national company and we have a registed agent in every state. So if you want to sue us in TN you need to send it to our registered agent in TN.
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:45 PM   #15
 
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On-Going BS concerning Our WHO-DAT chant!

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Old 01-31-2012, 07:04 PM   #16
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EFF EM.

And I don't own any "Who Dat" merchandise, so beyond that it's just free speech!

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Old 01-31-2012, 08:26 PM   #17
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Dear Sal and Steve Monistere,

On behalf of the SaintNation/BlackandGold Nation/WhoDat Nation. I would like to inform you money grubbing, cheapa$$, TOOLS; that you are no longer members of our Nation. Saints fans do not put themselves above the team. True fans don't proclaim themselves "Founding Members". So if you want to continue this B.S. lawsuit.... go ahead. It won't stop the fans from saying the words.. WHO DAT!

So, to end this; I leave you with this.....
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:49 PM   #18
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These leeches didn't come up with the name & didn't invent squat! They just decided to play attorney and rush to trademark as much as they could as "their own". Makes me sick.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:51 PM   #19
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And I almost forgot......take Dis (you own Dat too?)

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Old 01-31-2012, 10:12 PM   #20
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I do not like this .
Correct me if I am wrong, but the NFL doesn't care about this anymore. Fine.
However , a N.O. atty trademarked it , jumped on it first and now is going atfer any other N.O. company to stop them?
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