In need of help?
I don't think they have actually resolved anything. It seems like a petty argument to me. Maybe, they are working together for the publicity. I don't know. Why does everything have to be so dramatic? I know there is a lot at stake monetary wise, but we have enough conflict going on without it.
They have filed multiple trademark requests with the government in order to protect the rights to their brand name. This would enable them to control licensing of clothing and other merchandise too. If they didn't do this, any company could start making Deccan Charger anything and the team wouldn't get anything out of it.
This is quite ridiculous. What I am planning to do is name my child John Jacob Michael Bryan Sachin Sourav Rahul Nambissan. Then I will copyright the name and ensure that no one can name their children any of these names without paying royalty to me. And those who are already named, need to pay me compensation for its usage so far. This copyright of plays thing is as ridiculous as my proposition.
I agree. There must be more important issues in cricket that need to be resolved. Just wondering though, do they copyright or trademark the individual team members' nicknames? Can their be only one Bengal Tiger or Maharaja? I shouldn't have asked, if the wrong person reads this it might give them an idea.
It all seems awfully complicated to me. You'd think that there have been enough issues on trademarks with different teams and companies that by now they would have figured out how to deal with things like this. Some of the ways that they use to determine what names and pictures belong to who can just seem silly at times. There have been some crazy battles over stuff like this before all over the world.
The very idea of sponsoring IPL matches is to derive media mileage for their companies or outfits. After all, millions of dollars are spent to sponsor these matches. Don't you think that they should get their share of the spoils. There seems to be nothing wrong in fighting for Trade Mark rights.