Friday, February 6, 2009

NFL to Steeler Entrepeneurs: "No You Can't!"

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
The National Football League has shut down sales of two locally produced T-shirts -- a "Yes We Did" shirt featuring the Lombardi Trophy and a black-and-gold "Six Burgh" T-shirt -- in the aftermath of the Steelers Super Bowl win Sunday.

The NFL sent Dan Rugh, owner of CommonWealth Press on the South Side and the Web site where the shirts were sold, a cease-and-desist order Wednesday stating use of the Lombardi Trophy design violates an NFL registered trademark and copyrighted design.

Further: "The NFL objects to the use of the team colors or any other indication or likeness of the Pittsburgh Steelers, including the designation Sixburgh."

While I see the NFL's case for the Lombardi Trophy image, if you can make out the likenesses of each of the Steelers featured in the image above and tell me the colors are an exact match, maybe I need new glasses.

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Pro-Hat Party said...

is the NFL trying to ban the use of "Sixburgh" ?!

really? The City Council passed a Resolution declaring the City as such. Will the NFL over rule them on that?


Taylor said...

is it just me, or does "Sixburgh" sound an awful lot like "Shitsburgh"?