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Another conference expansion thread:

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Bone Buff, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Bone Buff

    Bone Buff Well-Known Member

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    Yay twitter:

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    Apparently the Big XII has applied to trademark "Big 14".

    Rumor mill go.
     
  2. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    I think the Big 12 already had the rights to the Big 14.
     
  3. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    I think they had the domain names for Big 12, 14 and 16 if I remember correctly.

    note to self: buy domain name Pac18 and Pac20
     
  4. Buff_since76

    Buff_since76 Still a fan... Club Member

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    So you're saying Allbuffs should go head and apply for the Big 16 trademark?
     
  5. 14er

    14er “Imitation is suicide.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    azbuff Club Member Club Member

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    Given the conference applied for the trademark in February 2009 (when Colorado, Mizzou, kNU and Aggie were all members), this means absolutely nothing. Except for if the prior mentioned four schools had stuck around, CSU and Florida State would have been added to make the Big 14.
     
  7. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Wait... what?!?
     
  8. azbuff

    azbuff Club Member Club Member

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    Sarcasm, Sacky. Sarcasm.
     
  9. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    nm

    I'm stupid
     
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  10. Denver_sc

    Denver_sc Club Member Club Member

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    Actually, before the whole realignment shuffle started, I read an article from an old SI about the Big 8 -> Big 12 evolution, and the first things that tipped people off was that Big 8 applied for the Big 12 TM and website.

    Due to the whispers of the Pac 10 expanding, I immediately went tot he computer and looked up the Pac 10 website (www.pac-10.com) and saw that www.pac-12.com, www.pac-14.com, and www.pac-16.com were not registered.

    It is one of the great tragedies of my life that I didn't register them right then and there; some NBA basketball player who is ALSO a domain-name speculator (you can't make this **** up) bought www.pac-12.com and got a cool $25Gs from the Pac 12 to hand it over.
     
  11. azbuff

    azbuff Club Member Club Member

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    Yep, and you can also get sued in federal court for doing something like that (ACPA). I don't recommend it.
     
  12. Denver_sc

    Denver_sc Club Member Club Member

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    I'm trying to remember the facts and they don't add up, so I'm trying to remember whether or not this happened as I remember it, but out of interest please explain.

    My understanding is that domain names are bought and sold all the time.
     
  13. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I think you have to show some sort of intent to use these days. I remember that there were issues with people buying up high school (even middle school) basketball player names and squatting on them. But the impetus for the rule change, iirc, was people buying up likely POTUS candidate domains. The political parties did not like that one bit.
     
  14. azbuff

    azbuff Club Member Club Member

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    Sure. You can't intentionally buy a domain name that infringes a trademark owner's rights. PAC-14 is similar to PAC-10 in commercial impression and - unless you have a legitimate reason for buying the domain other than reselling it to the PAC-10 for megabucks - you're ****ed. See this: http://www.lrlaw.com/ipblog/blog.aspx?entry=261
     
  15. Denver_sc

    Denver_sc Club Member Club Member

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    Well...

    moreyouknow.jpg

    Thanks for saving me future legal bills.
     
  16. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    but it can be cheaper for the PAC:12 or other entity to just buy the domain than spend a ton of money fighting it in court.
     
  17. azbuff

    azbuff Club Member Club Member

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    This is true, but there is an expedited arbitration proceeding (UDRP) where a domain can be transferred at a relatively low cost very quickly.
     
  18. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    fify :lol:
     

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