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#1 of 5 Old 01-30-2010, 04:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
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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.


It seems unclear who, if anyone, owns it. A lot of people believe it belongs to the city and the people.
” -- New Orleans shop owner Gabriel Harvey
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They had a lawsuit with a Tee Shirt shop and Kansas University over something like this. KU won the suit if I remember correctly.

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BATON ROUGE, La. - Louisiana's attorney general said Monday that shops can sell T-shirts with the phrase "Who Dat" and the fleur-de-lis symbol if they don't make other references to the New Orleans Saints or the National Football League.

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Makes sense to me!

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Thanks for posting the update, I haven't had time to keep up on the story. Glad they got it cleared up.
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