Probably one of the most bizarre cases of alledged copyright infringement is the case of who owns the term “Who Dat?”
Some T-shirt makers are asking that question after they were hit with cease-and-desist letters from the NFL demanding that they stop selling shirts with the traditional cheer of New Orleans Saints fans.
The National Football League says the shirts infringe on a legal trademark it owns. Separately, two brothers and longtime Saints fans claim they own the phrase, which was around before the long-downtrodden team’s inception in 1966.
The league said Friday it’s not trying to exclude all uses of Who Dat and the fleur-de-lis logo — just when either is used in combination with other Saints trademarks, like their fleur-de-lis logo and uniform designs.
I hope the NFL says it’s OK if I report this story without paying them a fee. Sheesh!
Meanwhile, take a look at this video I dug up. And Geaux Saints!!