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timlan2057
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High School Teams Using NFL Logos.

I've seen this both in Texas and Louisiana.

For example, the Tatum Eagles, a 2A perennial football powerhouse in northeast Texas, use this logo:

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I mean, that's the exact logo of the Philadelphia Eagles. Aren't those NFL logos copyrighted?

I would think as revenue and brand conscious as Goodell and the NFL suits are, that they'd be concerned about this and taking legal action.

Just something to muse about on a Sunday afternoon.


Boomhauer
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re: High School Teams Using NFL Logos.
They usually have to get permission


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GeauxColonels
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re: High School Teams Using NFL Logos.
I believe the NFL allows use of its logos at the HS ranks for free. That's why it's so common for high schools to use NFL logos. There have been many discussion s about this on UniWatch over the years.


Eighteen
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they probably allow it because it gives the NFL teams more exposure...but I really dont know


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LanierSpots
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re: High School Teams Using NFL Logos.
My high school is the griffin bears. Same logo as green bay.
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timlan2057
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re: High School Teams Using NFL Logos.
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I believe the NFL allows use of its logos at the HS ranks for free. That's why it's so common for high schools to use NFL logos. There have been many discussion s about this on UniWatch over the years.


Oh okay.

I'm pleasantly surprised. That's a civic-minded thing to do.

I mean, considering the flap with Who Dat, when the NFL thought they owned it, I just figured a huge multi-billion dollar corporate entity would fanatically guard against use of their trademarks without compensation.


Me
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re: High School Teams Using NFL Logos.
What about all of the ones that use the LSU logos?


ProjectP2294
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re: High School Teams Using NFL Logos.
Colleges seem to be a lot more vigilant about making high schools stop using their logos.

Wisconsin in particular.


wildtigercat93
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re: High School Teams Using NFL Logos.
Happens all over the country. Sometimes with permission and sometimes without. A couple teams in the BR area got cease and desist letters from some college teams (St Amant and Florida)

A coach told me once the school didnt care but they just had to pay like a dollar a year so that the school could keep the copyright. Dont know how true it was but thats what i heard


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Davie Crocket
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re: High School Teams Using NFL Logos.
My high school was sued by Penn State for using their logo


KingofthePoint
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re: High School Teams Using NFL Logos.
Florida made St. Amant stop


Boomhauer
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Florida made St. Amant stop

And this is why Dutchtown>>>>>>>St. Amant


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GeauxWarTigers
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re: High School Teams Using NFL Logos.
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I mean, that's the exact logo of the Philadelphia Eagles. Aren't those NFL logos copyrighted?


Teams probably pay for the right to use the logo.

Plenty of teams also use the Packers "G"


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brewhan davey
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re: High School Teams Using NFL Logos.
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My high school was sued by Penn State for using their logo


STM?


SabiDojo
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High School Teams Using NFL Logos.



Roger Goodell just read this and is filing suit as we speak.


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Davie Crocket
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STM?
yea


H-Town Tiger
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Wisconsin in particular.


They had a flap with The Woodlands HS in the Houston area.


zzemme
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re: High School Teams Using NFL Logos.
My high school used Florida State's FS. I've heard of a college that made a high school quit using their "M". It was either a Michigan, Missouri, etc.


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brewhan davey
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