Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Phillies as classless as ever

On the verge of clinching their second straight division championship, the Phillies have proven to be as classy as ever off the field.

The latest victim of Philadelphia's cheapest team?

How about us right here at The Phanatic Magazine.

The Phillies sent a threatening legal letter to us Tuesday claiming we have violated their trademark of The Phillie Phanatic, even though they acknowledge our disclaimers and the fact our logo bears no resemblence to the Phillies "P".

Maybe they need some of our google ad money to make a run at C.C. Sabathia.

Go Mets!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I suspect that they have a legit argument because a company that allows someone to use its trademarks, especially in the same exact market area (i.e. in relation to the Phils), risks diluting the value of the trademark and in a worst case, can result in losing it, so that anyone could use it without compensation. But why don't you post the letter and see what people think?