Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Consumer Reports Electronics Blog: "Super Bowl" TV deals not so super? Try "The Big Game"

Consumer Reports Electronics Blog: "Super Bowl" TV deals not so super? Try "The Big Game"

From our friends at Consumer Reports. Apparently, the terms "Super Bowl" and "Super Sunday" are trademarked names owned by the NFL and to use those terms in their ads, companies have to pay big bucks. I think that's sad, given that the Super Bowl might as well be another national holiday. SO, if you're still looking for a good deal on the perfect TV to watch the game on Sunday, try typing in "The Big Game" in your online search. Perhaps we should be grateful that nobody can copyright Christmas, or Groundhog Day for that matter . . .

1 comment:

  1. The NFL, in an absurd lack of discretion and common sense, tried to copyright "The Big Game," as well. Thankfully, the notion was swiftly dismissed.

    Copyrighting is intended to avoid confusion among competitors, not to eradicate references to a game unless sanctioned. The NFL is using their clout to manipulate the spirit of law. It's pretty sad.

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