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  •  The University of Kansas Athletic department (1+ / 0-)
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    bustacap

    shut down a T-shirt shop in Lawrence because they didn't like the shirts being printed and they fought (successfully) to assert the distinctive blue and red of the KU colors were their property and not the public's.  The owner of the shop was fined into bankruptcy.

    KU said that if they didn't aggressively pursue the case they would risk their trademark.  The owner of the shop did some stupid things, but he shouldn't have lost his shop and been made bankrupt by this.

    Alabama isn't unique to trying to get all the money they can.  Using public money to pursue this, however, stinks.

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