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spareparts 07-02-2014 05:12 PM

TAMU can suck a bag of cat balls
 
Nice work losers

http://msn.foxsports.com/southwest/s...urvivor-070214

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The Aggies filed two complaints against four Bills fans for using the trademark in their website, 12thManThunder.com.

One of those Bills fans is a double amputee and a cancer survivor named Charles "Chuckie" Sonntag, according to the Buffalo News. Sonntag beat cancer last year. He's suffered from polyostotic fibrous dysplasia, also known as Albright's disease, since he was a child. His left arm was amputated 20 years ago and his left leg was amputated in March, according to the paper. He also lives on a monthly $825 social security check.

"My experience has proven two things: a handicapped person can accomplish just about anything and Texas A&M will sue just about anybody," Sonntag told the paper.

An attorney notified the university of Sonntag's disabilities.


Texas A&M is subject to lose its trademark if it does not actively take action to protect it.

The four fans changed the name of the website to BillsFanThunder.com, but Texas A&M demanded more.

Attorneys wanted all 250 posters promoting the site taken down from restaurants and bars around Buffalo.

"We have been negotiating about a turnover date for several weeks. When it became apparent they would not make that change, we gave them a deadline of last Friday to respond. The domain name still needs to be transferred from their ownership. It is still redirecting to their website. Their use of social media is still in question," Texas A&M spokesman Shane Hinckley told the paper.

Wednesday, Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. provided FOX Sports Southwest with a copy of a letter of support for Sonntag that he sent to Texas A&M University president Mark Hussey.

He offered to assist in reaching a "reasonable resolution" that avoided litigation, but called Texas A&M's threat "ridiculous and classless."

The purpose of the website was to organize support for the Bills to stay in Buffalo. Three more fans--Charles Pellien, Anthony Lynch and Paul Roorda--are also subjects of the complaints.

Pellien told the paper he felt like the university overreacted.

Everyone uses 'the 12th man.' It's a shame that people can actually buy and own words," he said. "We're not doing anything to harm their school, or take any business away from them or making any money off of it. It's just a fan organization that wants to save our Bills."

Transmaniacon 07-02-2014 05:21 PM

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Go Bills.

Gyle41386 07-02-2014 06:48 PM

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Seriously, leave the poor guy alone. He's been through enough. I mean, he roots for the Bills.

bhusc2002 07-02-2014 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by spareparts (Post 4195225)

I'm curious as to why you decided to leave this line un-bolded:

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Texas A&M is subject to lose its trademark if it does not actively take action to protect it

Cockypantherfan 07-02-2014 07:01 PM

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A&M sucks hard.

USCBASEBALL1 07-02-2014 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Cockypantherfan (Post 4195312)
A&M sucks hard.

No doubt. Pathetic. We should bring the guy to our first game and have him give the Team the pre-game speech.

ReadR00ster 07-02-2014 07:19 PM

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12th Man? seriously. That's sexist.

Transmaniacon 07-02-2014 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Gyle41386 (Post 4195304)
Seriously, leave the poor guy alone. He's been through enough. I mean, he roots for the Bills.

I Billieve!

spareparts 07-02-2014 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by bhusc2002 (Post 4195307)
I'm curious as to why you decided to leave this line un-bolded:

Well, I'm not going to tell you. But I am sort of excited that you have rice shotgunning out of your ass about something I posted.

bhusc2002 07-02-2014 07:31 PM

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Originally Posted by spareparts (Post 4195330)
Well, I'm not going to tell you. But I am sort of excited that you have rice shotgunning out of your ass about something I posted.

First of all: What???

Second: That changes the whole story. You make it sound like they are just being d*cks about someone messing with their trademark, but if they didn't do anything about it they could lose the trademark entirely.

Transmaniacon 07-02-2014 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by bhusc2002 (Post 4195307)
I'm curious as to why you decided to leave this line un-bolded:

Do you think a school should be able to stop others from using that term in reference to their fan base, just because the school's fans used it first (assuming that is true)? This sort of thing has nothing to do with the purposes of trademark law and protection. No one is confused about the source of origin of some consumer product in an instance like this. This sort of litigation concerns so-called trademark dilution, which attempts to extend trademark protection well beyond any reasonable understanding of the law's purpose. See the Victor's Little Secret case for a really dumb example. Luckily, the Supreme Court dealt a blow to these "dilution" cases and ruled against Victoria's Secret in that case. But, that is why some trademark holders insist that they need to sue everyone for every single use of the mark lest they lose it. They are worried about the term becoming generic. But, so what if it does? It isn't like the 12th man operates to inform consumers about the source of origin of some product. It is just a nickname for a group of people who make nothing, sell nothing, and do nothing other than cheer as a group. It isn't a product brand connected with consumer good will or anything.

spareparts 07-02-2014 07:37 PM

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Originally Posted by bhusc2002 (Post 4195336)
First of all: What???

Second: That changes the whole story. You make it sound like they are just being d*cks about someone messing with their trademark, but if they didn't do anything about it they could lose the trademark entirely.

So you honestly believe that if they don't pursue this guy in Buffalo hanging flyers for some Facebook page inside the local laundromat, and threaten him with litigation and MORE, they're going to lose their trademark on "The 12th Man".

Master Bedroom 07-02-2014 07:38 PM

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Seattle says high....and they have a flag for theirs

Spurrier_Superior_One 07-02-2014 07:39 PM

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Who does aTm think they are Metallica? The 12th man its only their 12,000 tradition....

spareparts 07-02-2014 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Master Bedroom (Post 4195343)
Seattle says high

Exactly. And we all know who the 12th man is there. Call him Supersonic Santa, or just "Jive Miguel, the Snowman of the North"

MWard 07-02-2014 07:41 PM

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We should trademark "Touchdown" and "TD" then sue the shit out of anyone who uses it. We'll own ESPN by the end of the year.

spareparts 07-02-2014 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Spurrier_Superior_One (Post 4195344)
Who does aTm think they are Metallica? The 12th man its only their 12,000 tradition....

Yes and most of them involve some homo activity

Master Bedroom 07-02-2014 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by spareparts (Post 4195345)
Exactly. And we all know who the 12th man is there. Call him Supersonic Santa, or just "Jive Miguel, the Snowman of the North"

haha yep aka The Plug

spareparts 07-02-2014 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Master Bedroom (Post 4195357)
haha yep aka The Plug

It boggles the mind how much hashish comes through that port

OldPat 07-02-2014 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by ReadR00ster (Post 4195326)
12th Man? seriously. That's sexist.

LOL, Read, so is the phrase the French use to describe the eighth wonder of the world, but I'm not complaining. Indeed, I think it would be a travesty not to use the feminine when referring to 'la petite mort'.


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