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Re: NFL/MLB - use of team, player names
« Reply #5 on: Nov 1st, 2007, 1:03pm »
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on Oct 30th, 2007, 8:08pm, legallink wrote:
I'm not quite sure how you would say I am completely off base, as the case was under appeal until a few days ago.  And I think many would argue the other way.

I have no idea what case you're talking about, so I can't comment.
 
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As far as I know, you cannot call yourself the New York Yankees and claim you didn't know it was  trademarked.

Well, for starters, things aren't "trademarked".  Second, you very well might be able to use the mark "Yankees" for goods or services unrelated to baseball.
 
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I apologize for saying they were copyrighted, when they are trademarked, but it amounts to the same thing in this instance.

That's simply wrong.
 
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And lastly, there are many a game and institution that do not use player names because they have to be licensed.  

Again, that's just wrong.
 
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