Greg Skidmore Quoted in Law360 Article on Sports Trademark ControversyPDF
A recent Law360 article discussed the brewing controversy over the Cleveland Indians’ team name and logo. Robinson Bradshaw attorney Greg Skidmore weighed in on whether the MLB team will make a change to their insignia amid public pressure from groups that say the Indians’ mascot and name are offensive, and in light of recent legal challenges to the trademarks of the Indians and the Washington Redskins football team.
“Ultimately, it largely comes down to a business decision for the team, and if they think it’s going to hurt business, they’ll make a change,” Skidmore said. “The folks who buy most of the merchandise, who attend a lot of the games, are folks who are really big fans of the team. Those folks are very loyal to the team name and logo, and they’re not necessarily thinking about other social and political issues.”
“World Series Run Brings Heat to Indians’ Name, Logo” can be found here. A Law360 subscription is required to view the full article.