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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Revis Saves Not yet at least..... for the moment they're just making the clothing As far as the who dat stuff...... if no one ever trademarked it, then the NFL/NO Saints could copyright/trademark the phrase like any ...

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Old 02-01-2010, 08:34 AM   #71
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Originally Posted by Revis Saves View Post
Not yet at least..... for the moment they're just making the clothing

As far as the who dat stuff...... if no one ever trademarked it, then the NFL/NO Saints could copyright/trademark the phrase like any catch phrase a corporation uses.
I am not sure that that is completely true. I believe there are some things that become public domain and are unable to be owned by any individual or organization. Not 100% positive on that, but am fairly certain. Anyone else with some info please chime in
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Re: NFL Orders Shops to Stop Selling "Who Dat" Gear [Merged]

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I am not sure that that is completely true. I believe there are some things that become public domain and are unable to be owned by any individual or organization. Not 100% positive on that, but am fairly certain. Anyone else with some info please chime in
They COULD, but if they have not it is their loss.

I did a Trade mark search. From what I have seen someone in New Orleans has the Trade Mark for "Who Dat!". Looks like they have had if for a few years.
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Re: NFL Orders Shops to Stop Selling "Who Dat" Gear [Merged]

WHO DAT!

The politicians of Louisiana have spoken, and the NFL is listening.

The league appears to be backing down from their ownership claims of the phrase "Who Dat?" and the fleur-de-lis logo.

"'Who Dat' we do not claim to own by itself," said Brian McCarthy, a spokesman for the NFL told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "It's when 'Who Dat' is used in conjunction with Saints marks that it's a problem."

T-shirts can use the phrase and a fleur-de-lis unlike the one owned by the Saints as long as they are not being advertised as Saints paraphernalia.

McCarthy said the brouhahaha over the issue last week was a "significant misunderstanding." Senator David Vitter had urged the league to "drop this obnoxious and legally unsustainable position."

The league, it appears, is essentially doing just that.
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Re: NFL Orders Shops to Stop Selling "Who Dat" Gear [Merged]

all a "misunderstanding." mmm hmmm.

thaaaats what we thought you meant. good move, NFL.
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Old 02-01-2010, 04:24 PM   #75
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Re: NFL Orders Shops to Stop Selling "Who Dat" Gear [Merged]

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all a "misunderstanding." mmm hmmm.

thaaaats what we thought you meant. good move, NFL.
That's lawyer speak for, "Oh we just wanted to scare you into giving up. Hurr hurr hurr. Guess it didn't work. Now what are we gonna do to squander money from the little guys?!"
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