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U.S. Olympic Committee objects to name of Olympia, Wash., newspaper

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member


    USOC attorneys argue that the name of The Olympian, the newspaper in Olympia, Wash., is so similar to USOC trademarks that it falsely suggests a connection between the newspaper and the USOC.

    A 1998 amendment to the federal trademark law protecting the USOC has a clause that recognizes Washington state's right to the term; the exception covers "covers naturally occurring mountains or the geographic region named prior to Feb. 6, 1998, and where 'such businesses, goods, or services are operated, sold, and marketed in the State of Washington west of the Cascade Mountain range and operations, sales, and marketing outside of this area are not substantial.'" Olympia is west of the Cascades, southwest of Tacoma.
  2. spud

    spud Member

    Yeah this makes total sense.
  3. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

  4. statrat

    statrat Member

    The USOC should just wait five years, at the rate they are laying people off, The Olympian won't exist by then anyway.
  5. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    The I.O.C. should sue Atlanta for putting on a pseudo-Olympics:

  6. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    Memo to Leuzinger High Olympians: See you in court.
  7. statrat

    statrat Member

    Is the ISOC going to sue Olympic National Park next?
  8. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    I'd put the over/under on three years for them becoming a single section of the News-Tribune. Already might as well be.

    And I'm taking the under.
  9. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    i covered a game with leuzinger many moons ago.

    from lawndale, also the fictional school for "daria."
  10. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    Olympia Dukakis and Olympia Snowe must now change their name or risk a lawsuit.
  11. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Don't forget a high school team in one of Bubbler's old haunts:

  12. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    Also, that line in the original Terminator movie where Arnold has stolen a cop car in L.A. and mimics the voice of the cop he has just killed, saying, "Heading westbound on Olympic, approaching Overland"---'Olympic' now has to get bleeped out.
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