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EXCLUSIVE: Did the Colts Copy This Guy’s Logo Design?

The Browns will unveil their new uniforms at noon Eastern today. While we’re waiting for that, I want to follow up on something from the recent Colts unveiling, which we …

Lawyer’s Tweet Sparks False NFL Throwback Speculation

An odd little drama played out in the uni-verse yesterday. It was nominally about the NFL, the Vikings, and the 1920s franchise the Duluth Eskimos (whose old jersey design is …

Northwestern Hoops Uni Draws Heavily on Old NBA Design

For all photos in this section, click to enlarge Fascinating series of events yesterday that raise all sorts of interesting questions about the creative process, intellectual property, and so on. …

Rut-Roh: Trademark Flap Puts Vegas NHL Team’s Identity in Doubt

It seems like just barely two weeks ago that the NHL’s newest franchise, the Vegas Golden Knights, unveiled their name and logo. Actually, it was barely two weeks ago — …

The Tailgate Candidacy

In yesterday’s Ticker I noted that someone had shown up at a Jeb Bush campaign event with a very SEC-esque “Jeb” sign (shown at right; click to enlarge). I figured …

A Closer Look at Yesterday’s ’Skins Ruling

Looking for Uni Watch’s take on the Hornets’ new uniforms? Look here. Meanwhile: As you’ve probably heard by now, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled against the ’Skins yesterday, …

Sorting Out the Redskins’ Trademark Issues

I was recently contacted by a representative of attorney James McCarthy, who’s a partner at the intellectual property law firm McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff. McCarthy was described to me …

A Case of Logo Theft

During the Stars’ home opener, there were several kids in attendance wearing what appeared to be youth league hockey jerseys with a “D-Star” logo. They were shown several times on …

Is That a Tomahawk in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Glad to See Me?

[Editor’s Note: I recently received an e-mail from a reader who provided some fascinating information on the history of Marquette’s mascot ”” a history I knew nothing about. I asked …

What Do You Mean ‘We,’ Paleface?

As the question of using Native American imagery continues to rattle around the corners of the sports world, many people have opinions but few (aside from the NCAA and the …