Here’s an interesting bit in the Houston Chronicle: In the eyes of UT, sawed-off logo is illegal.
That’s right, the University of Texas is suing an Aggie schlock peddler over his, let’s face it, less than novel use of ‘sawed-off horns’. There are songs, for goodness sake, the entire, complete lyrics of which are “Saw Varsity’s horns off!” UT, or at least their lawyer, is suspiciously oblivious to this.
My favorite line –
“I know, they’re claiming they’ve been using this (in merchandise) for 10 years,” Westemeier said, rebutting one of the major points in defense attorney Allen Van Fleet’s response last week. “I don’t know that, but when we become aware of these issues we address them, and that’s what we’ve done in this case.”
Ah, so where does trademark end and free speech begin…..