||09-24-2005 03:53 AM
Admiral's school sued over old Angels logo
OMG, my hero getting sued for actually doing something good for his community. if i wear to meet the mlb ppl i'd piss on their shoes for being assholes. these money hungry fools make me sick and need to be kicked in the nuts for being such bastard ppl. damn this pisses me off that someone trying to do good for the under preveliged kids and gets sued for havin a logo that they used to use in the mlb. well hell there is a few high schools down here that use the dallas cowboys logo why ain't they getting sued? i think i know why, because david is famous and they can get some pulblicty out of this.
Attorneys representing Major League Baseball have filed a lawsuit against the non-profit elementary school founded by former NBA star David Robinson over the use of a logo once used by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, according to a report in The Los Angeles Times.
Robinson's San Antonio-based Carver Academy, which opened in 2001, apparently uses an interlocking "CA" as its logo. But the school's lawyers are busy battling attorneys representing the Angels, who claim people might be confused on deceived into believing that the team is associated with the school.
Here's the catch: As The Times points out, the team has not used the logo in nine years.
The Angels, on the other hand, say they have the right to approve the use of their names and logos in connection with "educational services."
Carver uses different colors in its logo, and does not include a halo.
That the Angels no longer use the "CA" logo (which they wore from 1993 to '96) is not relevant simply because MLB officials still license old logos.
The case nonetheless illustrates the challenge big-league teams face in protecting their rights to names, logos and designs. And while the Angels are listed as the objecting party, the New York law firm that filed the objections is retained not by the team but by Major League Baseball.
Angels owner Arte Moreno told The Times he was not aware of the Carver case, but did not have a problem with the school's logo use.
"It would be like us going to the Crystal Cathedral," he said, "and saying you can talk about the angels."
As for Robinson, he too was unaware of the trademark dispute. And he said he would be happy to speak with Moreno to help settle this flap.
"If it were that simple, sure," Robinson said.
What's more, Robinson seems to be wondering why this conflict arose in the first place.
"This should be no problem at all," he said. "I'm surprised it would become such a thing."
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