Found December 08, 2011 on The Victory Formation:
PLAYERS: Al Davis
TEAMS: Oakland Raiders

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The picture to the right shows Nation’s Giant Hamburgers latest ad campaign. Since they are a northern California chain, it makes some sense to go with a theme. In this case, they chose to use the Raider Nation. They even put this ad on a billboard right next to Oakland Alameda Coliseum. The problem is that Nation’s never asked permission from the Raiders to use the slogan. And, like any good team once owned by Al Davis, the Raiders are suing.

The complaint, in part, reads:

“The “Raid a Nation’s” slogan is an obvious reference to the famous Raider Nation mark that identifies the Raiders and their loyal fans.The advertisement is easily visible to thousands of game day fans, as well as countless others who drive by the complex every day.”

On top of borrowing Raider Nation, they also added an eye-patch to the burger (to make it look mean). In essence, they are making it look like the Raiders have partnered with the team to sell hamburgers.

 

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10 Comments:
  • I don't get it. I see the pic and think "Raid" as in "to raid a village".
    When all else fails to express my dismay, there is just a facepalm...
  • What is with the Raiders anyway? Get over yourselves.
  • Yeah that's a pretty dumb lawsuit, NICE Raiduuuhs... I knooooow, That crap gets so irritating! Ugh... http://lionsdetroit.com
  • so what happened to freedom of speech?
    now in america it is sue first, ask later.
    Although I dont think of the Raiders, I think of RAID,
    as in eat this and and the bugs around you will die
  • Freedom of speech applies to reprisals from THE GOVERNMENT - READ THE CONSTITUTION. It says nothing about private citizens or corporations taking legal action agains another that they feel has used thier likeness without permission.
  • What is with the Raiders anyway? Get over yourselves.
  • Oh please. The next thing the Raiders will start suing people who wear black and silver together. "BLACK" with "SILVER" accesories. I'm just wondering if they have filed for a patent, or are thinking of asking for royalties to wear those colors. Sounds like something those greedy people would do.
  • This just validates how sad this establishment has become. One would think the Raider organization would welcome any type of ad that would boost loyalty within their fans. This ad given the nature would boost the resturants sales of course but it could also show that the club has nothing but love for their fans.
  • Well folks I hate to burst your bubble about free speech, etc, but this time, the Raiders have a valid complaint. I think a judge will have a hard time allowing any damages.

    If I was representing the Burger folks I would tell them to remove the ad immediately and make an immediate apology.

    Yes, it is crap but that would be the best advice.
  • * (...Here's a GREAT "Defense" they could use...) "Why would anyone in their "RIGHT MIND" try to capitalize on the name of something the TOTALLY "S*CKS" ?!?"
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