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Old 01-31-2010, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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The nfl is a business that profits big time just like the nba, nhl & mlb.
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Redneckville, NJ
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But the saints symbol of the fleur De lis is a old adopted symbol used by the saints. Who Dat comes from a musical group that sothern university picked up on . The NFL is in a loosing position on this one and i wouldn't be surpirsed to see a reaction at the game.They need to let it go.
The key thing is the use of the Saints fleur de lis. There are thousands of different interpretations of the symbol. The Saints fleur de lis would be the one which was trademarked by the NFL and therefore it would be an infringement to create items with that specific symbol.
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:48 AM
 
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The key thing is the use of the Saints fleur de lis. There are thousands of different interpretations of the symbol. The Saints fleur de lis would be the one which was trademarked by the NFL and therefore it would be an infringement to create items with that specific symbol.
The t-shirts in question do not have the "Saints" fleur de lis. It's just a garden variety, run of the mill, fleur de lis. The NFL doesn't have a leg to stand on here.
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Now that the Saints are going to the Super Bowl, it seems the NFL is claiming ownership of "Who Dat", a phrase that came about from a song no one in the NFL had anything to do with. Now they're telling shops to stop selling "who dat" T-shirts and merchandise. Seems the guys who wrote the song that includes "who dat" might get into the act since their song is copywrighted.
NFL orders shops to stop selling 'Who Dat' gear | wwltv.com | New Orleans News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | News
Perhaps. Or perhaps the NFL would prefer to cash in, rather than the stores selling merchandise not officially sanctioned by the league! (For some peculiar reason, I'm leaning towards that possibility!)
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Redneckville, NJ
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The t-shirts in question do not have the "Saints" fleur de lis. It's just a garden variety, run of the mill, fleur de lis. The NFL doesn't have a leg to stand on here.
Aha, then they wouldn't.
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:50 AM
 
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actually they do - slight modifications to a trademarked image when used in a fashion to draw from the actual trademarked image can and will be contested
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:55 AM
 
Location: MN
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actually they do - slight modifications to a trademarked image when used in a fashion to draw from the actual trademarked image can and will be contested
That's what I was thinking too.
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