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Joe
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Adding Sports Logos to Websites
« on: Jan 17th, 2004, 3:35pm »
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I am making a website and I would like to know if it's OK to use sports logos such as the NFL logo to show information and/or to use it to link it to the official sports organization website.
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Re: Adding Sports Logos to Websites
« Reply #1 on: Jan 17th, 2004, 4:23pm »
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Sure, if you do't mind being sued.
 
Use of their logo in this context could be considered infringing.
 
They've gone after many fan websites. You're better off not tempting fate.
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Re: Adding Sports Logos to Websites
« Reply #2 on: Jan 19th, 2004, 1:47pm »
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Dear Tabberone,
 
Where did you get your practical legal insight at least as far as intellectual property rights are concern?  
I read somewhere that you fought off a biggy, that does not seem show how you know what to do.
 
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Re: Adding Sports Logos to Websites
« Reply #3 on: Jan 19th, 2004, 7:56pm »
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Has anyone really been sued for using a sports logo to direct people to that particular sports official website?? It's not like I will be selling an item with their logo on it, but I can understand why they would be very protective of it's use.
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Re: Adding Sports Logos to Websites
« Reply #4 on: Jan 20th, 2004, 5:59am »
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Do a google or altavista search for something like "major league baseball" +lawsuit.  
 
There have been a number of fan websites shut down and/or sued.
 
These people weren't trying to sell anything, it was just support for their team and they were still shut down.
 
Here's a lawyer for MLB:
 
bryan.day@mlb.com
 
And a lawyer for the NFL:
 
DaniasA@NFL.com
 
You can always email and ask directly.
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