Saturday, January 30, 2010
Residents upset by NFL infringement
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is getting into the "Who Dat" fray with the NFL, asking the state attorney general to look into a possible lawsuit over the ownership rights to the popular New Orleans Saints phrase.
New Orleans Saints fans are upset by the NFL's claim their use of "Who Dat" and the fleur-de-lis are trademark infringements.
Jindal spokesman Kyle Plotkin says the governor's executive counsel contacted Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office Saturday.
The call came within hours of the state Democratic Party's governing body calling on Jindal to defend the rights of Louisiana citizens to use the term "Who Dat."
Some T-shirt makers have been getting cease-and-desist letters from the NFL demanding they stop selling shirts with the traditional cheer of Saints fans. The NFL claims the shirts infringe on a trademark it owns.
The issue has outraged many residents.