David Lilenfeld Blog The intellectual property blog of David Lilenfeld

6Feb/168107

Trademark fight: NC State and KeukaCollege Battle Over WOLFPACK

By David Lilenfeld on February 6, 2016

Was @PackAthletics right to force @KeukaCollege to drop WOLFPACK as its nickname/trademark?

According to its website, North Carolina State University adopted the WOLFPACK nickname for their sports teams in 1921.  Fast forward to 2016 and apparently North Carolina State University thought it was time to act.  NC State “lawyered up” and compelled the small, upstate New York liberal arts college to drop WOLFPACK. Feeling cornered by the Big Bad Wolf, the college acquiesced and is now known as the Wolves. The colleges will not change its logo, which depicts a threatening canis lupus.

I used my Twitter account (David Lilenfeld Twitter post) to take an informal poll. An overwhelmingly 87 people voted that NC State overstepped, while only 12 people thought NC State did the right thing. My next idea is for the two to settle this on the basketball court – winner gets the name, loser rebrands. Game on!

David Lilenfeld

Twitter Poll Results -- Overwhelming

Comments (8107) Trackbacks (23)
  1. You suggested that very well! prednisone

  2. Hey there, You have done an incredible job.
    I will certainly digg it and personally recommend to my friends.
    I’m confident they will be benefited from this website.

  3. If you want to increase your familiarity simply keep visiting this web site and be updated with the newest gossip
    posted here.

  4. With havin so much content do you ever run into any problems
    of plagorism or copyright infringement? My blog has a lot of unique content I’ve either
    created myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my authorization. Do you know any solutions to help stop content from being stolen? I’d truly
    appreciate it.

  5. Howdy would you mind stating which blog platform you’re using?
    I’m looking to start my own blog in the near future
    but I’m having a difficult time deciding between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your design and
    style seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique.

    P.S My apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!


Leave a comment


*

Go to top ↑
-->