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It looks as if there may be a lawsuit brewing in Raleigh against the University of Nevada, Reno. Nevada, whose athletic teams are known as the Wolf Pack, is apparently selling merchandise with a modified North Carolina State Wolfpack wolf head logo. This wolf head is from the old strutting wolf logo that was updated in 2006 yet is still trademarked as an official logo.

For comparison: NC State wolf head:

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Nevada Wolf Pack logo infringement?:

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Also, here is a link to the story in the NCSU student newspaper: Technician

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It looks as if there may be a lawsuit brewing in Raleigh against the University of Nevada, Reno. Nevada, whose athletic teams are known as the Wolf Pack, is apparently selling merchandise with a modified North Carolina State Wolfpack wolf head logo. This wolf head is from the old strutting wolf logo that was updated in 2006 yet is still trademarked as an official logo.

For comparison: NC State wolf head:

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Nevada Wolf Pack logo infringement?:

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Also, here is a link to the story in the NCSU student newspaper: Technician

Oh yeah they have a very ligament case there.

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ummm just FYI, that was Nevada's logo something like 15-20 years ago..... `

Yes, their new logo is much different.

exactly

if im not mistaken... the logos were damn near identical then.. we have changed logos like 3 times since then... but are selling the stuff w/ the old logo as throwback stuff

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That logo is WAY old #1 and is barely used anymore. Right now Nevada uses the flying wolf head as their logo. And since that logo was last used, all of these have been in the loop.

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The general consensus in NC is that the Strutting Wolf logo, also known as "Toughie", was designed by NC State students in the early 1970s in response to Bucky Badger. Carolina then followed by introducing the Walking Ram. I may be wrong on the specifics of the history, but I'm pretty sure I am generally correct.

Also, I would assume NC State originally had the mark, considering that for years the Wolfpack used the wolf head logo in a variety of different ways, from the Strutting Wolf, to the Wolf licking his teeth, to the front facing Wolf that is in question.

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so the question remains, which came first, Nevada or NCST.

If Nevada really has/had been using the logo in question for as long as has been indicated here, then NC State might be facing a defense of laches if it does bring suit. Laches is legalese for the doctrine that he who sleeps on his rights loses them. If NC State knew about the offensive use and did nothing about it for--say--30 years, the court might throw the action out.

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And Georgia is rumored to be suing Georgetown:

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The only thing sorta-kinda similar there is the hat. But I mean, there aren't many ways you can draw a bulldog. The dogs do look different to me.

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The general consensus in NC is that the Strutting Wolf logo, also known as "Toughie", was designed by NC State students in the early 1970s in response to Bucky Badger. Carolina then followed by introducing the Walking Ram. I may be wrong on the specifics of the history, but I'm pretty sure I am generally correct.

Just as an aside, that Bucky Badger logo dates back to 1940. It was around for over thirty years before NC State adapted it by swapping out the head and adding a tail.

They certainly have a lot of nerve going after another school for essentially doing to them what they did to Wisconsin....

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