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Fascinating series of events yesterday that raise all sorts of interesting questions about the creative process, intellectual property, and so on. Let’s start at Northwestern, where the basketball team unveiled its annual Senior Day uniform, which will be worn this Saturday . . . → Read More: Northwestern Hoops Uni Draws Heavily on Old NBA Design
It seems like just barely two weeks ago that the NHL’s newest franchise, the Vegas Golden Knights, unveiled their name and logo. Actually, it was barely two weeks ago — and now the whole thing is in doubt because the team’s trademark application has been rejected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Why? . . . → Read More: Rut-Roh: Trademark Flap Puts Vegas NHL Teamâ€™s Identity in Doubt
In yesterday’s Ticker I noted that someone had shown up at a Jeb Bush campaign event with a very SEC-esque “Jeb” sign (shown at right; click to enlarge). I figured the sign had been made by the person holding it, but I was wrong: It was produced by the Bush campaign, which has slapped . . . → Read More: The Tailgate Candidacy
Looking for Uni Watch’s take on the Hornets’ new uniforms? Look here.
Meanwhile: As you’ve probably heard by now, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled against the ’Skins yesterday, canceling the team’s trademarks on the grounds that the team name is disparaging to Native Americans and is therefore ineligible for trademark protection.
Lots . . . → Read More: A Closer Look at Yesterdayâ€™s â€™Skins Ruling