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Dr. Seuss Enterprises = Grinches

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Double J, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Louisville, KY wanted to have an area called "LouWhoVille" in its Christmas display, with costumed characters from "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas." It has been ordered by Dr. Seuss Enterprises to cease and desist.


    "It appears these lawyers' hearts are two sizes too small," Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson said.

    I'll say. Holy crap.....I know the characters and whatnot are copyrighted, but I doubt very much that Louisville intended to profit from something like this. If I'm wrong, I'll stand down, but this seems like major overkill on the part of Dr. Seuss Enterprises.
  2. Creig Ewing

    Creig Ewing Member

    Eric Crawford did a great Suess-inspired blog entry on the situation:

  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Good stuff... worth a smile for something so shameful
  4. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Blame the lawyers. If you don't protect trademarks legally, you can lose them.

    It's like the annual story that mean old MLB has prevented some Little League from calling its teams Mets and Cardinals. It has to be done.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Uh, yeah. I never, ever see a little league team with a major-league name.
  6. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    If you do, I guess you'd better notify that major league team's lawyers.
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Do I look like a snitch to you?
  8. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Skipped right over the word "some," didn't you?
  9. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Crawford's blog is awesome. One of the best.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    No. Actually, I don't think the issue is the name of the teams as much as purchasing shirts that are licensed to use the names.
  11. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Which starts with the name of the team. There's at least one story about this every summer.
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