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Mar/06

Shameless Self-Promotion Re YANKEE HATER Logo


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ESPN.COM article quoting me regarding an opposition brought by the Yankees against someone who filed for a YH logo for his YANKEE HATER gear. To clarify a point, when I said ‘the Yankees aren’t hurt by this’ I was referring to the general practice of fans making fun of their rival’s mascots, which practice has been institutionalized with the ‘rivalry mascot’ business’ (TM Blog background here). I wasn’t referring to the registration of a YH logo reminiscnet of the Yankees’ NY logo, which is what is at issue in the opposition against Moorby. There you have, inter alia, a potential confusion and/or dilution issue.
UPDATE: A colleague has suggested that I disclose that I am in fact a NY Mets fan. However I believe that that this does not impair my ability to give non-commital comments in this matter.

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