September 26, 2014

Trademark Week in Review: September 26, 2014

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Here's your weekly roundup of stories in the world of trademarks:

Mari-Elise watched a group of retired players throw a flag for unauthorized use of player identities against NFL;

Bill went shopping for cat shirts;

Kevin returned to the world of rebranding in professional sports to admire the new MLS logo; and

Randy explained how the Baltimore Orioles clinched trademark protection and the 2014 AL East Title.

And here's some trademark trivia: WRANGLER trademark registered on this day in 1989 by Jeep. As seen in this picture of the Jeep Wrangler that our own Bill Ferrell designed and built:

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In other news, Comedy Central weighed in on the Washington Redskins trademark controversy with this advertisement for the 18th season of South Park, which premiered Wednesday. This one-minute commercial during the fourth quarter of Sunday's Redskins-Eagles game:

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