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  1. Mingjai

    MLS: Our Similar Logo is Just a Coincidence

    Regarding the CCSLC mark, Chris doesn't have much to worry about. Under the Lanham Act and US trademark jurisprudence, Chris is fine to continue using the logo. He used the logo first and his use is national-wide (world-wide, actually, but the Lanham Act only cares about the US). Therefore, trademark law would consider him a prior user with common law trademark rights to his logo, which would allow him continue to use the logo in connection with his website. Even with an MLS federal registration, Chris could still contest the mark within 5 years of registration and have the mark cancelled (should TTAB side with Chris on the issue of likelihood of confusion).
  2. Mingjai

    Coyotes Bring Back the Kachina as New Third Uniform

    I think turquoise is the word you’re going for here, at least for full southwestern effect…
  3. Mingjai

    Blandest Uniforms in Modern History

    If these were red, had an extra black and white stripe on the hem, and the chain-stitched profile of a great chief on the front, they’d get much, much more love!
  4. Mingjai

    Your least favorite team color combination.

    In general, I hate dark colors like navy or maroon with black, so those Blue Jacket jerseys drove me crazy. With the Ducks, I absolute hate their colors, more than any color combo of any team I can think of. The orange and gold don't look good together--the problem is this is such a one-off scheme that it's hard for me to generalize like the people saying they hate navy and red, for example. Though I don't expect teams to match the color of their namesake animal, I think the Ducks could have done something with the colors of a mallard.
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    Biggest Downgrades in History

    One that's near and dear to my heart: While the 1998 set went a bit overboard compared to 1997 with the black stripes on the helmets and collars, nothing could prepare BYU and college football fans in general for what would hit us in 1999. 1997 1998 1999
  6. Wisconsin-founded Famous Dave's has a similar issue (though pigs will eat about anything):
  7. Mingjai

    Seattle NHL Brand Discussion

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    Seattle NHL Brand Discussion

    Based on his writing sample, he sure as heck isn't writing copy at J. Peterman.
  9. Mingjai

    Why does no team use earth tone colors? 

    There are several schools at the NCAA D1 FBS level that use earth tones. Both Wyoming and Western Michigan are brown and gold: Colorado State's dark green and gold: The maroon and gold of Minnesota, Central Michigan, and Arizona State can by very earthy:
  10. Mingjai

    College Football uniforms- 2018

    Part of it is context. Minnesota men's hockey wore the below away jerseys from 1999-2005, winning back-to-back NCAA national championships during that period. But because Minnesota's maroon hockey jerseys traditionally have a gold "M," Gopher fans hated these jerseys. All subsequent maroon jerseys have gone back to using a gold "M."
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    I understand this sentiment as well as a fellow Gopher fan, but might I suggest that the better solution is that Fleck does well enough the next year or two to get hired away and the Gophers hire a traditionalist to take over.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    Wow. These are bad in so many ways.
  13. Mingjai

    NHL 2017-18

    Agreed. The Avs should just wear burgundy breezers, gloves, and helmets and call it a day. On game cam, the black blends into the burgundy anyway with the dynamic ranges of broadcasting equipment.
  14. Pretty daring, but as long as the Tigers don't go the way of Leeds Utd... Again, because this cracks me up (obviously not a Leeds supporter):