Go Back   New Orleans Saints Forums - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints

NFL Orders Shops to Stop Selling "Who Dat" Gear [Merged]

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by spkb25 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 ...

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-01-2010, 10:02 AM   #71
Threaded by TheOak
10000 POST CLUB
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Cypress Tx.
Posts: 18,430

Show Printable Version Email this Page
Rating: (0 votes - average)

Originally Posted by spkb25 View Post
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.
Views: 9313
Old 02-01-2010, 01:09 PM   #72
Cake or Death?
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 3,608
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.
Who dat backing down from a legal fight? | ProFootballTalk.com
exile is offline  
Old 02-01-2010, 04:22 PM   #73
MudBugs XIII
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: The Barrio, H-town
Posts: 6,037
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.
skymike is offline  
Old 02-01-2010, 04:24 PM   #74
Mrs. Drew Brees
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: The Who Dat Nation (by way of South Dakota)
Posts: 2,276
Blog Entries: 1
Re: NFL Orders Shops to Stop Selling "Who Dat" Gear [Merged]

Originally Posted by skymike View Post
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?!"
breesfan27 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:29 AM.


Copyright 1997 - 2020 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts