Skip to comments.Why can't you call it the Super Bowl? (Can't call it the Superbowl)
Posted on 01/31/2014 4:15:10 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
ou've probably heard a bunch of local tire shops, strip clubs, and stereo stores promoting half-assed sales this weekend by alluding to some sort of championship football game, but not actually coming out and saying "The Super Bowl."
I, for one, am in favor of a strip club exemption for all copyright infringements as a blanket provision, but that's neither here nor there. The fact is, most companies are not allowed to use the phrases "Super Bowl" or "Super Sunday," both of which have been copyrighted by the NFL.
The NFL's lawyers have gone after big and small targets alike (from The Motley Fool):
A classic example occurred in 2007 leading up to Super Bowl XLI between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears when the NFL sent a cease and desist letter to an Indiana church group that had advertised its party with an intent to charge admission. The letter led to several other church groups around the country to stop similar activities, the exact effect the NFL was seeking.
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Why would anyone watch this nonsense?
I am proud to say that never in my life have I ever even walked by a TV set that had the Super Bowl on.
Not copyright, but trademark. FWIW.
A distinction with little difference.
JOE DON LOONEY,
the great philosopher and former NFL player, elephant dung cleaner, once opined.
“HOW CAN YOU CALL IT THE GREATEST EVENT IN HISTORY IF IT HAPPENS EVERY YEAR”?
“HOW CAN YOU CALL IT THE SUPER BOWL WHEN COUNTLESS MILLIONS OF CHINESE DO NOT EVEN KNOW IT EXISTS”?
I make the morning’s first cup of coffee, grab my favorite electronic reading device*...and attach myself to the Super Bowl every morning.
*I no longer subscribe to the local, left-leaning daily rag.
Sort of reminiscent of August Busch being told if he named the stadium in St Louis “BUDWIESER STADIUM” that MLB would not allow him to play in it- for their games.
Being a true entrepreneur, Augie said Ok, I will name it after myself - BUSCH Stadium.... FINE....
Then he went out and ‘invented’ a new beer, BUSCH.
Like he says, more than one way to ‘skin a cat’.
again they lie in wait to ambush our children with their deviant behaviors while we sit with our families safe in our homes watching ‘wholesome’ ‘American’ entertainment
i won’t be watching. the television will not be on.
but i will be taking note of ALL advertisers... and will let them know they are offending my religious principals and bordering on exposing children to deviant sexual behaviors. due to this, i will boycott their products for the upcoming year.
deviants. stand up to them ... or support them with you inaction. your choice.
what kind of country do you want your children to inherit?
I’ve only watched the Super Bowl once, for the commercials. Since the commercials will be available on youtube, I won’t have to do that.
I will, however, catch some of the Puppy Bowl.
One would think the NFL would want the term Superbowl used far and wide, to as many people as possible. These types of idiotic moves to “protect” the brand are ludicrous. Imagine Disneyland doing the same thing. I cannot.
Idiotic and only shows the controlling nature of the people running this org. Thankfully they will not get a penny from me.
I hear you.
Someone just said on that thread I linked, that it’s satire.
I’m not sure I believe that.
How to know for sure, in this deviant day and age?
Trademark, OTOH, is limited in scope to a range of products, in this case a sports/entertainment presentation. Trademark -requires- protection by its owner, or the right to exclude others from using the mark is lost. See "aspirin" for example.
Copyright also has a limited life. Trademark lasts as long as its owner protects it.
Attorneys harassing normal people again.
The NFL is working to protect its "sports/entertainment" turf.
They don’t do it against everyday people simply having a party or a charity fundraiser.
The NFL should be really proud of itself.
The “No Fun League” strikes again.
National Felon League