NFL punts in “Big game”

The NFL is a lot of things, but I never thought it was stupid. It turns out that it isn’t. The Sports Blognfl.jpg reports:

Remember that stupid effort by the NFL to trademark the phrase “Big Game,” even though everyone knows the phrase has, for more than a century, been used referring to the Cal-Stanford rivalry?

Well, the NFL has dropped its bid.

Smart.

UPDATE:  “Repeat after me: TRADEMARKS ARE NOT “WORD PATENTS”

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3 Responses to “NFL punts in “Big game””

  1. May 30, 2007 at 4:00 pm #

    On this side of the Mississippi (East) the Big Game is uniformly known as the Ohio State v. Michigan game. Never knew of a Cal-Stanford rivalry and I make sure to get a healthy dose of ESPN on a semi-regular basis

  2. June 4, 2007 at 5:51 am #

    “Trademarks are not word patents”. Well said. I like the sound of that. If they were, the value of the word patent that you created would be quite high indeed.

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