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    Rutgers Univ sues Ruston High

    Over the use of the red block R on their helmets and elsewhere.



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    Re: Rutgers Univ sues Ruston High

    Freaking Yankees!!

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    Re: Rutgers Univ sues Ruston High

    My expertise is in trademarks. My question is where is the confusion? To get a win there must be a likelihood of confusion. To get any damages there must be actual confusion. Is their team so bad it could be confused with a high school team 2500 miles away?

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    Re: Rutgers Univ sues Ruston High

    Quote Originally Posted by Houston Techsan View Post
    My expertise is in trademarks. My question is where is the confusion? To get a win there must be a likelihood of confusion. To get any damages there must be actual confusion. Is their team so bad it could be confused with a high school team 2500 miles away?
    The Bearcats offered to play them for all the rights to the R. Meet on the field of battle, and with honor! Realizing it was a Louisiana 5A school...Rutgers begged out.

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    Re: Rutgers Univ sues Ruston High

    @coachab00: 4th time for me...Georgia Tech(Byrd)Wyoming(Swood)Notre Dame(NDesoto) and Rutgers...seems like brand loyalty 🤷🏼*♂️

    @coachab00: Georgia Tech charged us $1.00 at Byrd for right to use logo...The others assume we are building indoor facilities with the profits...😂

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    Re: Rutgers Univ sues Ruston High

    Quote Originally Posted by TYLERTECHSAS View Post
    Freaking Yankees!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Houston Techsan View Post
    My expertise is in trademarks. My question is where is the confusion? To get a win there must be a likelihood of confusion. To get any damages there must be actual confusion. Is their team so bad it could be confused with a high school team 2500 miles away?
    Quote Originally Posted by dawg80 View Post
    The Bearcats offered to play them for all the rights to the R. Meet on the field of battle, and with honor! Realizing it was a Louisiana 5A school...Rutgers begged out.
    Quote Originally Posted by sportdawg View Post
    @coachab00: 4th time for me...Georgia Tech(Byrd)Wyoming(Swood)Notre Dame(NDesoto) and Rutgers...seems like brand loyalty 路*♂️

    @coachab00: Georgia Tech charged us $1.00 at Byrd for right to use logo...The others assume we are building indoor facilities with the profits...
    Pompous elitist!!

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    Re: Rutgers Univ sues Ruston High

    No doubt it is same exact logo. The problem is there are about 25000 high schools stealing logos. I have always wondered why more colleges and pro’s didn’t protect their property. Always thought it was kinda crappy, but feel for RHS in being one of the first to actually be called on it.

    But again. It is a hundred percent rip off... I can’t blame the Yankees.

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    Re: Rutgers Univ sues Ruston High

    Quote Originally Posted by Houston Techsan View Post
    My expertise is in trademarks. My question is where is the confusion? To get a win there must be a likelihood of confusion. To get any damages there must be actual confusion. Is their team so bad it could be confused with a high school team 2500 miles away?
    Seems like the stronger claim would be that of dilution under the Trademark Act, assuming Rutgers logo is actually a “famous” mark.

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    Re: Rutgers Univ sues Ruston High

    I've always felt the Ruston logo and Rummel logo were very similar. I guess Rummel changed it just enough to be safe.
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    Re: Rutgers Univ sues Ruston High

    Of course had to go look at some pics, but Rummel's is squared off while Rutgers' is rounded.




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    Re: Rutgers Univ sues Ruston High

    I know a little about trademarks, logos, etc... several entities I have worked for...and I assume this is true everywhere...had the codes for the colors, the exact dimensions for logos, etc... Of course my side of the business was marketing and they wanted consistency. So, it was never enough to have a green logo (one firm I worked for), oh no! It had a special name and a code for the other colors that went into making it that shade of green.

    Never mind that I pointed out the company "green" still came out differently depending on the medium. Our nice polo shirts with the logo came out one shade, stationary, something else, and OMG! when we did Power Points or some other presentation medium, who knew how it would look!? And each time the order was placed using all those codes, but it just looked different on a cotton shirt vs. white paper vs. whatever!

    Doesn't matter...Rutgers still sucks big time for doing this.

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    Re: Rutgers Univ sues Ruston High

    If it were college logo vs. college logo, yeah, pick the battle.

    But, a college harassing rather than embracing a high school who provides future . . . college students. Not very good optics.

    Oh, well, remember the time Tech (and all others desiring to have Dawgs as part of their vernacular) received the memo from UGA the bully (whose logo is so similar to an NFL team.

    PS-If you use the University of West Monroe's WM logo to profit commercially, you might receive a $500 invoice from the high school if you didn't pony up the trademark fee first. Now that's big time!
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    Re: Rutgers Univ sues Ruston High

    Quote Originally Posted by sportdawg View Post
    @coachab00: 4th time for me...Georgia Tech(Byrd)Wyoming(Swood)Notre Dame(NDesoto) and Rutgers...seems like brand loyalty 路*♂️

    @coachab00: Georgia Tech charged us $1.00 at Byrd for right to use logo...The others assume we are building indoor facilities with the profits...
    University of Wisconsin went after The Woodlands High School here in the Houston area back in 2005 and 2007 because their "W" logo on helmets and school athletic apparel . Eventually, TWHS decided to alter their logo to avoid the cost to tax-payers putting up a legal fight even though they believed they did not infringe or intend to infringe.

    I guess the biggest stink about it all is the belief someone somewhere else profiting by selling high school apparel with what one university thinks is their logo or very close to their logo.

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    Re: Rutgers Univ sues Ruston High

    Quote Originally Posted by dawg80 View Post
    The Bearcats offered to play them for all the rights to the R. Meet on the field of battle, and with honor! Realizing it was a Louisiana 5A school...Rutgers begged out.
    If this is true, someone needs to call channel 3 in Shreveport and let them investigate!

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