Skip to comments.Blocked party: NFL bars host town from using 'Super Bowl' name
Posted on 01/31/2014 9:11:37 AM PST by Doogle
Super Bowl XLVIII's hometown has a rude guest.
The sports world is converging on East Rutherford (pop. 8,978) for Sunday's game between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks, and all the town wanted to do was have a little block party for locals not rich or lucky enough to have tickets.
The NFL can't stop the party, but they did bar East Rutherford from using the phrase "Super Bowl" in any description of the humble event, set to take place Sunday afternoon in the shadow of the town's most famous building, MetLife Stadium.
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In typical Jersey “Scroo Ya!” fashion, they are likely to rename their town “Super Bowl, NJ”.
The non profit NFL which pays Roger Goodell $200 million per year.
The “Consummate Basin”.
We go through this every year. There’s always somebody that doesn’t understand trademarks, or the courts long list of ruling that require trademark holders to strongly enforce them (basically block and sue everybody they encounter breaking them) or lose them. Don’t ever advertise anything as a Super Bowl party, or a NCAA Tournament party, or any kind of trademark you don’t hold party, because if the holder finds out they HAVE to shut you down.
If I have to hear “The Big Game” one more time, I’m going to lose it.
I suppose we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. ;-)
This all started when a group of sodomites organized the “Gay Olympics” and the IOC successfully sued them.
Encourage the NFL to trademark it, then nobody will be able to use it ;)
If it were me on the receiving end of this pettiness, I’d change it to something REALLY vulgar and profane.
$29.5 million, and we don’t begrudge others’ salaries around here. One of the reasons he can take home that kind of bacon is by protecting the trademark.
I was just thinking, how long until the NFL also trademarks, ‘The Big Game’?
and remember what they did to Rush and how they push their favorite political causes and their implicit support of bammey boy and his ilk....it makes me sick...
Well, they don’t sue the newspapers for reporting on the game, do they?
Maybe, just to be safe, the newspapers should not use any trademarks. They could put a big headline saying “Team from Colorado Wins Important Football Game”, and write the whole article not mentioning any trademarked names.
Considering that the NCAA decided it owns elimination trees during the basketball tournament it’s not that crazy an idea.
It’s all about what is being advertised and how that ties into fair use. When a newspaper reports on the Super Bowl they are, in effect, advertising the Super Bowl. When some town or church or club wants to hold a party they’re advertising themselves. I can use your logo to advertise (or to discuss) you, I can’t use your logo to advertise me.