The Tailgate Candidacy

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 […]

A Closer Look at Yesterday’s ’Skins Ruling

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 […]

Sorting Out the Redskins’ Trademark Issues

I was recently contacted by a representative of attorney James McCarthy, who’s a partner at the intellectual property law firm McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff. McCarthy was described to me as “a sports-loving lawyer” who had previously written about sports branding, and who could therefore help sort out some of the issues regarding the […]

A Case of Logo Theft

During the Stars’ home opener, there were several kids in attendance wearing what appeared to be youth league hockey jerseys with a “D-Star” logo. They were shown several times on TV and also ended up in several wire photos.

“I designed that logo,” says reader Matthew Duke. “Seeing it on those jerseys comes as […]