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Old 08-01-2006, 07:50 AM   #20
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Re: Does anyone embroider(sp)/paint specific teams??

I just wanted to let people know that you might find it difficult to get someone to embroider or paint things like team logos or names on diapers. Sports teams have their logos, mascots, colors, etc. trademarked and it is a violation of trademark laws to recreate those items without a license. In fact, a ruling came down just yesterday that protects even things like team colors without the team name on the item. I haven't read the ruling yet, but my understanding is this really strengthens the protections for trademark holders.

http://charlotte.bizjournals.com/col...31/daily3.html

My understanding is that this court basically said that you cannot make a scarlet and gray diaper with the word Ohio on it because you would be trading on the reputation of The Ohio State University.
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