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Thursday, March 01, 2007

A new level of absurdity in Intellectual Property claims

The NFL, it seems, feels it owns the right to the concept of "The Big Game".


Blogger Uncle Petie said...

I saw a post about that( Gotta love this comment:

Wait, this could be a new pastime by Dino on Feb 23rd, 2007 @ 8:43pm

I propose the next five euphemisms for "Super Bowl", to be called into play as the NFL takes ownership of each one over time:

- The Greedy Bowl
- The Big Commercial
- The Super Trademark
- Halftime Follies
- Is That A Pigskin In Your Pocket Or Are You Just Glad To See Me?

02 March, 2007 17:53  
Blogger Uncle Petie said...

There are loads of great sporting precedents. The reason you have the Gay Games instead of the Gay Olympic in San Fran is because the USOC owns the trademark on the word "Olympic".

02 March, 2007 18:02  

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