After somewhat of a hiatus, I return to the blog with two of my favorite subjects in one story: Trademark infringement and the San Francisco Giants (defending World Series Champions, of course).
It appears that federal agents seized over 2,400 t-shirts and baseball caps destined for Port au Prince, Haiti, bearing the registered trademarks of the SF Giants and famous slogans from the 2010 season, such as “Fear the Beard,” a reference to the Giants’ feared closer Brian Wilson’s (in)famous mane, which generated huge amounts of publicity, and imitation, during the 2010 season.
Best part of the article:
“Look at this,” said assistant special agent Anthony Ho as he held up a shirt that referred to the city as ‘Frisco,’ “There’s no way anyone from San Francisco would tolerate this. This is what we call, in investigative terms, ‘a clue.'”