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2012-06-29 10:17:28 AM
The infinite wisdom and the necessity of NCAA regulations really shine through in this case. That private business owner EARNED the right to make money off of Davis' image. Amateurs don't deserve money.
 
2012-06-29 10:23:46 AM
I hope sometime during the pre-season on a team plane, some vet comes in with an electric razor and buzzes that thing off while he's sleeping. The unibrow thing was cute when he first got to Kentucky, now it's time to grow up and focus on basketball. I can imagine him 5 years down the road desperate wanting to shave it but feeling the need to keep it for his marketing purposes.
 
2012-06-29 10:25:26 AM

coolio mack: now it's time to grow up and focus on basketball.


Yeah, his freshman season was a definite disappointment and he didn't improve at all.
 
2012-06-29 10:37:10 AM

babysealclubber: coolio mack: now it's time to grow up and focus on basketball.

Yeah, his freshman season was a definite disappointment and he didn't improve at all.


Yeah, you didn't understand the point of my post.
 
2012-06-29 10:50:02 AM

coolio mack: babysealclubber: coolio mack: now it's time to grow up and focus on basketball.

Yeah, his freshman season was a definite disappointment and he didn't improve at all.

Yeah, you didn't understand the point of my post.


You said he should focus on basketball. I said he does. Seems pretty cut and dry
 
2012-06-29 10:57:19 AM

babysealclubber: The infinite wisdom and the necessity of NCAA regulations really shine through in this case.


This has nothing to do with NCAA regulations. This is all about the Lanham Act.

Also, according to the USPTO's trademark search, this isn't quite true:
Reid Coffman -- owner of the University of Kentucky apparel store Blue Zone -- trademarked "Fear the Brow" last November for his popular Davis-themed merchandise.
Coffman applied for a trademark on it, but it hasn't been approved yet. Instead, there's going to be an Interference proceeding under 15 USC 1066, and Coffman's going to have a really tough time keeping the mark.
 
2012-06-29 11:08:32 AM

babysealclubber: coolio mack: babysealclubber: coolio mack: now it's time to grow up and focus on basketball.

Yeah, his freshman season was a definite disappointment and he didn't improve at all.

Yeah, you didn't understand the point of my post.

You said he should focus on basketball. I said he does. Seems pretty cut and dry


You cherry picked part of my post and related it to his college season at Kentucky. I'm talking about him ignoring the marketing aspects of his brand (which is what this thread is about) as he moves forward into the NBA. He has people to handle that, so he doesn't need to keep talking about how much he loves money and protecting trademarks. He already has a huge target on his back being the #1 pick in NO, and expecting to contribute right away as a 19 year old big. Remember how everyone got on LeBron coming out when he tattooed "The Chosen One" on his back? When he talked about wanting to be the worlds first billionaire athlete before he won anything? I just don't want to see that happen to Davis, because eventually he'll get ridiculed for it.
 
2012-06-29 11:49:20 AM

Theaetetus: babysealclubber: The infinite wisdom and the necessity of NCAA regulations really shine through in this case.

This has nothing to do with NCAA regulations. This is all about the Lanham Act.


The NCAA wouldn't allow him to apply for the mark while still a student-athlete, giving the other guy a huge window to make his application.
 
2012-06-29 11:54:47 AM

bacongood: Theaetetus: babysealclubber: The infinite wisdom and the necessity of NCAA regulations really shine through in this case.

This has nothing to do with NCAA regulations. This is all about the Lanham Act.

The NCAA wouldn't allow him to apply for the mark while still a student-athlete, giving the other guy a huge window to make his application.


Yes, but that doesn't matter... The other guy hasn't actually got a registered trademark, and it wouldn't become incontestable for 5 years anyway.
 
2012-06-29 12:11:47 PM
I wonder how well Reid Coffman's business will do when the BBN reads that he's trying to extort money from the guy who brought them #8? I won't be buying merch from his store until he gives the trademark up. He's already earned plenty off of Davis' freshman year.

"Bow to the Brow" was a better phrase at any rate.
 
2012-06-29 12:37:04 PM

Theaetetus: bacongood: Theaetetus: babysealclubber: The infinite wisdom and the necessity of NCAA regulations really shine through in this case.

This has nothing to do with NCAA regulations. This is all about the Lanham Act.

The NCAA wouldn't allow him to apply for the mark while still a student-athlete, giving the other guy a huge window to make his application.

Yes, but that doesn't matter... The other guy hasn't actually got a registered trademark, and it wouldn't become incontestable for 5 years anyway.


I'm just saying that the NCAA allowing third parties to cash in on these kids who get squat compared to what they bring in is wrong.
 
2012-06-29 01:45:30 PM

Unshavenhelga: I wonder how well Reid Coffman's business will do when the BBN reads that he's trying to extort money from the guy who brought them #8? I won't be buying merch from his store until he gives the trademark up. He's already earned plenty off of Davis' freshman year.

"Bow to the Brow" was a better phrase at any rate.


All of this.
 
2012-06-29 02:00:50 PM

Unshavenhelga: I wonder how well Reid Coffman's business will do when the BBN reads that he's trying to extort money from the guy who brought them #8? I won't be buying merch from his store until he gives the trademark up. He's already earned plenty off of Davis' freshman year.

"Bow to the Brow" was a better phrase at any rate.


Yep, same here.

/I always liked "Brow Down" best
 
2012-06-29 02:08:01 PM

coolio mack: babysealclubber: coolio mack: babysealclubber: coolio mack: now it's time to grow up and focus on basketball.

Yeah, his freshman season was a definite disappointment and he didn't improve at all.

Yeah, you didn't understand the point of my post.

You said he should focus on basketball. I said he does. Seems pretty cut and dry

You cherry picked part of my post and related it to his college season at Kentucky. I'm talking about him ignoring the marketing aspects of his brand (which is what this thread is about) as he moves forward into the NBA. He has people to handle that, so he doesn't need to keep talking about how much he loves money and protecting trademarks. He already has a huge target on his back being the #1 pick in NO, and expecting to contribute right away as a 19 year old big. Remember how everyone got on LeBron coming out when he tattooed "The Chosen One" on his back? When he talked about wanting to be the worlds first billionaire athlete before he won anything? I just don't want to see that happen to Davis, because eventually he'll get ridiculed for it.


And you invented a motivation and attributed it to Anthony Davis. That somehow having a unibrow is a distraction. And that filling out a piece of paper is somehow going to take away from his focus on basketball.

And never mind that having a unibrow has nothing to do with being immature. In five years he might want to desperately shave it, but not be able to due to the trademark? Wouldn't having to shave his unibrow every few days be more of a distraction than not?
 
2012-06-29 02:55:53 PM
FTFA - Unfortunately for Coffman, it's not a cut-and-dry case just because he filed first. Anthony arguably has a viable claim to the trademark because the "Fear the Brow" slogan trades off his persona, particularly his extremely unique face hair.

Santino Marella might question that
 
2012-06-29 05:41:44 PM

Theaetetus: babysealclubber: The infinite wisdom and the necessity of NCAA regulations really shine through in this case.

This has nothing to do with NCAA regulations. This is all about the Lanham Act.

Also, according to the USPTO's trademark search, this isn't quite true:
Reid Coffman -- owner of the University of Kentucky apparel store Blue Zone -- trademarked "Fear the Brow" last November for his popular Davis-themed merchandise.
Coffman applied for a trademark on it, but it hasn't been approved yet. Instead, there's going to be an Interference proceeding under 15 USC 1066, and Coffman's going to have a really tough time keeping the mark.


Not only that, this asshat will probably be shunned in Lexington...good luck doing business with UK fans from now on you idiot IP squatter.
 
2012-06-29 05:44:19 PM

babysealclubber: Theaetetus: bacongood: Theaetetus: babysealclubber: The infinite wisdom and the necessity of NCAA regulations really shine through in this case.

This has nothing to do with NCAA regulations. This is all about the Lanham Act.

The NCAA wouldn't allow him to apply for the mark while still a student-athlete, giving the other guy a huge window to make his application.

Yes, but that doesn't matter... The other guy hasn't actually got a registered trademark, and it wouldn't become incontestable for 5 years anyway.

I'm just saying that the NCAA allowing third parties to cash in on these kids who get squat compared to what they bring in is wrong.


They don't allow it. Schools routinely sent C&D letters to outfits like this all the time because a)they own the IP rights to the players while they are on scholarship, and b) the NCAA could theoretically revoke the players eligibility for being marketed in this manner.
 
2012-06-29 06:52:46 PM

Cataholic: babysealclubber: Theaetetus: bacongood: Theaetetus: babysealclubber: The infinite wisdom and the necessity of NCAA regulations really shine through in this case.

This has nothing to do with NCAA regulations. This is all about the Lanham Act.

The NCAA wouldn't allow him to apply for the mark while still a student-athlete, giving the other guy a huge window to make his application.

Yes, but that doesn't matter... The other guy hasn't actually got a registered trademark, and it wouldn't become incontestable for 5 years anyway.

I'm just saying that the NCAA allowing third parties to cash in on these kids who get squat compared to what they bring in is wrong.

They don't allow it. Schools routinely sent C&D letters to outfits like this all the time because a)they own the IP rights to the players while they are on scholarship, and b) the NCAA could theoretically revoke the players eligibility for being marketed in this manner.


No. You're right. The unibrow merchandise were purely a huge coincidence and not related to Anthony Davis.

If it doesnt have the players name, it's legal to market merchandise that way.
 
2012-06-30 09:05:25 AM

babysealclubber: Cataholic: babysealclubber: Theaetetus: bacongood: Theaetetus: babysealclubber: The infinite wisdom and the necessity of NCAA regulations really shine through in this case.

This has nothing to do with NCAA regulations. This is all about the Lanham Act.

The NCAA wouldn't allow him to apply for the mark while still a student-athlete, giving the other guy a huge window to make his application.

Yes, but that doesn't matter... The other guy hasn't actually got a registered trademark, and it wouldn't become incontestable for 5 years anyway.

I'm just saying that the NCAA allowing third parties to cash in on these kids who get squat compared to what they bring in is wrong.

They don't allow it. Schools routinely sent C&D letters to outfits like this all the time because a)they own the IP rights to the players while they are on scholarship, and b) the NCAA could theoretically revoke the players eligibility for being marketed in this manner.

No. You're right. The unibrow merchandise were purely a huge coincidence and not related to Anthony Davis.

If it doesnt have the players name, it's legal to market merchandise that way.


Not really
 
2012-07-01 09:44:29 AM

Cataholic: babysealclubber: Cataholic: babysealclubber: Theaetetus: bacongood: Theaetetus: babysealclubber: The infinite wisdom and the necessity of NCAA regulations really shine through in this case.

This has nothing to do with NCAA regulations. This is all about the Lanham Act.

The NCAA wouldn't allow him to apply for the mark while still a student-athlete, giving the other guy a huge window to make his application.

Yes, but that doesn't matter... The other guy hasn't actually got a registered trademark, and it wouldn't become incontestable for 5 years anyway.

I'm just saying that the NCAA allowing third parties to cash in on these kids who get squat compared to what they bring in is wrong.

They don't allow it. Schools routinely sent C&D letters to outfits like this all the time because a)they own the IP rights to the players while they are on scholarship, and b) the NCAA could theoretically revoke the players eligibility for being marketed in this manner.

No. You're right. The unibrow merchandise were purely a huge coincidence and not related to Anthony Davis.

If it doesnt have the players name, it's legal to market merchandise that way.

Not really


Then how do schools sell jerseys and EA. make video games?
 
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