Found January 28, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
With the advent of the Brooklyn Nets, battle lines have been drawn as the new boys want to mark their territory against the establishment, the New York Knicks. In fact, the NBA, with the assistance of Spike Lee, crafted a commercial that caters to this kind of melodrama. In Brooklyn itself however, there are still those who view themselves as Knicks fans, like a certain Mike Sorisi, who created a site for he and his ilk in Knicklyn. An enterprising guy, he designed a logo to reflect said loyalty to the Knicks, as seen to the left of your screen. He then added some merchandise brandishing the logo. Naturally, the NBA got word of it and decided to invoke infringement rules and is trying to shut this down, which Sorisi calls “bullying.” The NBA views the use of the word “Knick” and the logo’s resemblance to the Nets’ as enough proof of infringement, and since Sorisi is selling items with the logo, they want the money from it. The statement from the league representatives: “We have been in direct communication with the owner of the site to singularly address the sale of unlicensed merchandise using NBA trademarks, which violates league [...]
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