With Super Bowl XLV a few short days away, and less than 30 miles from my office, trademark and copyright infringement of the Super Bowl trademark, and the teams' trademarks and copyrights are top on my mind. If the "Clean Zones" I blogged about here do not slow down the infringers, the the weather here in North Texas will discourage many infring-e-preneurs from setting up shop.
The Fort Worth Star Telegram alludes to the NFL having already secured John Doe Temporary Restraining Orders to enforce the NFL's rights in the registered trademarks of Super Bowl and NFL. The teams each own their individual trademarks in the team names and logos.
I also blogged about the trademark issues surrounding the World Series here.