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Hailstate15
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The NCAA is suing barstool
LINK you would think they had better things to do


NYCAuburn
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
oh nooz they mentioned march madness


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Sl0thstronautEsq
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
You do realize that "March Madness" is trademarked by the NCAA, and as the owner of a trademark you're required to monitor the use of anything similar to your trademark, and protect it by filing these types of suits? If you fail to do so, you can lose the trademark.

So, yeah, this is not only normal, but is actually required by the USPTO.


Hailstate15
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
they used Barch Madness...


I Bleed Garnet
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
Oh.
Thought this was something bigger


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Sl0thstronautEsq
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
Doesn't have to be exact. Anything remotely similar will trigger the requirement. The fact that everyone knows it's a riff on "March Madness" basically shows why it's necessary for the NCAA to file the suit to protect their trademark.

This post was edited on 3/15 at 11:15 am


LouisvilleKat
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
Yep. I work in advertising and I don't dare call shite anything close to March Madness. Hell my butthole clinches when they want me to call it March anything just for this very reason.


Hailstate15
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
Dude it’s hardly similar its a tournament for the best bars in college. You are overthinking this a bit much


Sl0thstronautEsq
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
quote:

You are overthinking this a bit much


Or, you just have no idea what you're talking about.


CNB
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
They literally have to protect their trademaek or they lose it. He's not overthinking it, he's correct.

"Don't they have anything better to do" is a tired argument. They're doing what they have to do.


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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
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Doesn't have to be exact. Anything remotely similar will trigger the requirement. The fact that everyone knows it's a riff on "March Madness" basically shows why it's necessary for the NCAA to file the suit to protect their trademark.



Should've used "Spring Crazytime" IMO


Sl0thstronautEsq
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
Haha, exactly. Same thing with the Super Bowl. At least everyone just uses "the big game" in advertising now.


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SummerOfGeorge
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
Also, the logo is literally exactly the same



This post was edited on 3/15 at 11:18 am


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WG_Dawg
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
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You do realize that "March Madness" is trademarked by the NCAA, and as the owner of a trademark you're required to monitor the use of anything similar to your trademark, and protect it by filing these types of suits? If you fail to do so, you can lose the trademark.

So, yeah, this is not only normal, but is actually required by the USPTO.


you done done it now bud


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WestCoastAg
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
barstool is in the news for stealing something again? wow


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LouisvilleKat
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
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Dude it’s hardly similar its a tournament for the best bars in college. You are overthinking this a bit much
The University of Louisville once sued a high school football team in the state of Kentucky over their helmets that used the same Cardinal logo.

Kentucky went after a bourbon distillery for selling a line of blue T-shirts with block KENTUCKY on the front.

The NCAA and its members don't play when it comes to money.



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HailStatefan
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
NCAA is so money hungry. They already make millions off of unpaid athletes, but lets still sue Barstool for Barch Madness. What a joke of an organization


CNB
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
There's no way you're this dense.


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WestCoastAg
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, but lets still sue Barstool for Barch Madness
its remarkable that so many people on here do not understand basic business law that is taught to literally anyone who takes business classes in college


Hailstate15
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
Thats what i am saying. Its a stupid tournament for bars in college towns..


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