go to MSN.com
Found November 19, 2013 on Bush League Chronicle:
TEAMS:

Via Bush League Chronicle:

The University of Alabama doesn't play around when it comes to its trademark.

No, not even when a local bakery, who are huge supporters of the Crimson Tide, decides to create elephant-shaped cookies with a script "A" on them. Seriously? Yeah, seriously.

From The Big Lead:

Mary’s Cake and Pastries received a cease and desist letter, and a request for documentation of how many $1.75 cookies had been sold so Alabama and CLC could collect damages.

Wait, what?

The modest bakery wasn't the only party Alabama and the Collegiate Licensing Company went after, though. They also spent more than $1.4 million on a failed lawsuit against artist Daniel Moore for depicting the Alabama uniform in artwork. Oh, and the school is also trying to assert control over the houndstooth patter, because legendary coach Bear Bryant used to wear it.
The school has since apologized after the news became public. But it's probably too little and too late at this point because the damage has already been done.

2 Comments:
  • Typical big college tactics. Just earlier this year, my old high school, the Cedar Hill Longhorns, had to re-configure their logo because the University of TeaSippers (Texas) sent them a cease and dissist or be hit with an infringement lawsuit.
    I may be a Texan but I can't stand that school and that act just cemented my feelings even more....Geaux Tigers!!!

  • Thank You Jon Solomon, writer for AL.com for putting this very insidious matter into the light for all to see. Unlike the Daniel Moore fight, the attacks on the LETTERMEN of the IRON BOWL and LETTERMEN of the SEC have included extortion, cyber-bullying, slander, personal attacks and character assassination. Stay tuned.

    Alabama and Auburn unite over 'Iron Bowl' trademark
    www.al.com
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Saban not pleased with being asked about A.J. McCarron's SI cover

Do you take Nick Saban for the type of person who reads magazines? If you do, don’t ever tell him, because he apparently doesn’t have the time of day for reading a few articles, and he gets offended if you think he does. Tonight a reporter asked Saban what he thought of AJ McCarron’s new cover on this week’s Sports Illustrated, and Nick was not pleased. His response was...

Alabama football: 2 Things to take away from Miss. State game

The Alabama football team certainly had its struggles on Saturday night against Mississippi State in Starkville, Mississippi. But this game could actually benefit the Tide in many ways before they face the 6th ranked Auburn Tigers on November 30th for the annual Iron Bowl. Although the Tide played a sloppy game of football, this game, in a way, humbled the Tide– something that...

2013 Heisman Watch: Week 12

The 2013 Heisman Watch is closer now than it has been all season. Week 12 shook up the top 5, and here’s how the candidates stand in my updated list: 5. Sean Mannion, Oregon State: Yes, Oregon State did take a really hard L this weekend to Arizona State. And yes, the Beavers have fallen off the face of the earth in the second half of the season. However, the junior quarterbacks...

Dealership offers free cars if Auburn shuts out Alabama

Lynch Toyota of Auburn is offering free cars if the Auburn Tigers shut out the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Iron Bowl on November 30.

McCarron's mom has got it going on

AJ McCarron is on the verge of leading Alabama to its third consecutive national title. His run has also raised the prominence of his girlfriend, Katherine Webb, and to a different extent, his mom, Dee Dee Bonner. We caught up with the woman who gave a different meaning to red -- not Crimson -- in gaining a gathering on social media. Dee Dee's doing pretty well on Twitter, too...

Nick Saban Rips in to Reporter that Asked Him About A.J. McCarron's SI Cover

Nick Saban is a no nonsense, football oriented kind of guy (in case you didn't know). He is not in to the all the extraneous crap that fills up space for newspapers and web sites. As long as he has been coaching football you would think reporters that regularly cover him and the Alabama football team would know this. Well, apparently one has still not figured this out--and...

Sports Illustrated Covers Not Chosen Over AJ McCarron's Cover

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron graces the cover of Sports Illustrated this week, as the debate rages on where he ranks among college football quarterbacks of today and historically.  It's an interesting choice of covers because so much happened in college football last weekend, and this cover choice would have been better suited for Iron Bowl week, where it would upset Nick...

SI Cover Wonders If AJ McCarron Is The Best Ever (Photo)

When you are 35-2 as a starter in college, it would appear fair for people to bring your name up in the discussion of all-time greats. That’s exactly what Sports Illustrated is doing with it’s latest cover featuring Alabama QB AJ McCarron. “King Crimson” is what they call the Bama star who is currently trying to lead his team to three straight national championships: McCarron...

Photo: AJ McCarron Gets Newest Sports Illustrated Cover Honors For ‘King Crimson’ Feature

Alabama is 10-0 right now and well on its way to a third straight BCS National Championship. It has been another ridiculously dominant season for the Crimson Tide, and a major reason for that success is signal-caller AJ McCarron. McCarron has never received the hype or accolades that many other quarterbacks across the nation often do, but what he certainly doesn’t lack is a football...

Saban Says Close Game Could Benefit

It is something of a measure of where Nick Saban has the Alabama football team that the Crimson Tide can go on the road in the Southeastern Conference and win a game by two touchdowns and have most of the focus on what went wrong.

AJ McCarron featured on Sports Illustrated cover as ‘King Crimson’

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron is featured on this week's cover of Sports Illustrated. Is it time to start thinking about him as one of the best ever?

Chattanooga-Alabama Preview

Alabama was able to sleepwalk through a victory at Mississippi State last weekend without dire consequences. Opponents in the near future probably won't be as forgiving. The two-week hype begins for one of the most anticipated Iron Bowls in years, but No. 1 Alabama has one more game in the interim - against FCS-level Chattanooga on Saturday - and it will give the Crimson Tide...
Crimson Tide News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jim Brown sues to stop sale of 'stolen' championship ring

Former Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown is suing a New York auction house to block the sale of his 1964 championship ring he won with the Cleveland Browns — one he claims was stolen from him decades ago.The former Browns great filed the lawsuit in Manhattan federal court Wednesday seeking a court order for Lelands.com, of Bohemia, NY, and its chairman Josh Evans to return...
Via The Other Paper
1 hour ago

Roddy White, Falcons agree four-year contract extension

AP Image Roddy White is set to end his career with the Atlanta Falcons.  The team announced on Thursday that White has agreed a four-year contract extension that will keep him in Georgia for another five years. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports that White’s new deal is worth up to $30 million with $18 million being paid over the next two years. Falcons WR Roddy White’s...
Via Down and Distance
1 hour ago

Ray Allen 'leaning towards' joining LeBron in Cleveland?

Ohio's NBA franchise might need to rename itself the "Cleveland Heat." Many of LeBron James' former Miami teammates are opting to follow him to the Cavaliers -- Mike Miller and James Jones signed with the Cavs last week, and now it looks like another 3 point sharp shooter could be joining them in Northern Ohio. The Boston Globe's Gary Washburn is reporting that...
Via Celtics Life
9 hours ago

Ex-NHL enforcer confesses to robbing two banks

Former NHL enforcer Patrick Cote played 105 games in the NHL over the course of six seasons with three NHL franchises (Dallas Stars, Nashville Predators and the Edmonton Oilers). Now, Cote has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after confessing to robbing two banks in the Quebec area. CJAD 800 AM in Montreal had […] The post Former NHL Enforcer Confesses To Robbing Two Banks...
Via Diehardsport
22 hours ago

Top recruit charged with theft during Georgia visit

University of Georgia wide receiver recruit Darnell Salomon certainly didn’t make a great impression during a recent visit to the school. The Hialeah, Fla., native was accused of felony burglary by two female athletes who reported that an unknown male entered their suite in the school’s Busbee Hall on Saturday morning and stole an iPhone 5 and a wallet, according to a police...
Via NESN.com
13 hours ago

Mark McGwire wants nothing to do with Jose Canseco

Former Oakland Athletics slugger Jose Canseco attempted to make good with his old team this past weekend. Canseco was on hand for the 25th anniversary of the A’s 1989 World Series team at O.co in Oakland on Saturday.  Mark McGwire, who couldn’t make it to the event because he is currently a coach with the Los Angeles Dodgers, isn’t having any of it. The one-time single-season...
Via Sportsnaut
15 hours ago

Chael Sonnen suspended two years for failed drug tests

If Chael Sonnen (pictured) was even remotely thinking of coming out of retirement, the former UFC middleweight top contender will have to wait at least two years to do so. During Wednesday’s hearing, the Nevada State Athletic Commission voted unanimously to suspended Sonnen for 24 months for flunking two random drug tests. The 37-year-old must also reimburse the committee for...
Via 5thRound.com
18 hours ago

Daniel Cormier replaces Gustafsson, will fight Jon Jones

The most anticipated light heavyweight rematch in UFC history will once again have to wait. On Wednesday, it was announced Alexander Gustafsson has to withdraw from his September 27 sequel against champion Jon Jones due to undisclosed injury. Don’t rip up your UFC 178 tickets just yet. Daniel Cormier (pictured) has agreed to serve as substitute. It’s no secret there’s no love...
Via 5thRound.com
14 hours ago

Joakim Soria traded to Tigers

The Detroit Tigers have reached an agreement with the Texas Rangers that will send Joakim Soria to the Tigers in exchange for prospects Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel. Kyle Bogenschutz was first to report the news on Twitter. The trade is pending physicals of all players involved. Thompson and Knebel were rated among Detroit’s ten best prospects coming into the year per Baseball...
Via Baseball News Source
11 hours ago

Did Muschamp tweet message intended for recruit?

Will Muschamp got excited, sent this tweet, then deleted it.
Via Gamedayr
12 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.