Originally posted on Diehardsport  |  Last updated 1/24/13
When some sports writers last year began to refer to the possible matchup between John Harbaugh and Jim Harbaugh as the “Harbowl,” Roy Fox of Pendleton, Indiana had an idea.  Fox was a regular football fan that thought if he sold hats and t-shirts with “Harbowl” or “Harbaughbowl” on them he would be able to make some extra cash.  With this idea in mind, he decided to trademark both of these names.Now that the matchup is actually happening, you would think that Fox was printing hats and t-shirts like crazy and was getting ready to sell them.  Unfortunately for him, this is not the case.  NFL Lawyers threatened him with costly legal battles in an effort to get him to drop his copyright, and it worked.According to the Washington Examiner:Mr. Fox, figuring last year that the Harbowl might happen some day, signed up with the online legal services business Legal Zoom, and went through the process of applying for a trademark on both Harbowl and Harbaughbowl.The USPTO processed Fox’s tradem...
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