Steelers, foundation say 'terrible T-shirt' violates trademarks
The Steelers and the Allegheny Valley School Foundation filed a federal lawsuit on Monday claiming that a South Park company violated their trademarks by printing "the terrible T-shirt."
Eugene Berry Enterprise LLC filed for a trademark on the T-shirt in May, according to Patent Office records.
The foundation, which holds the patents on The Terrible Towel and related products, notified the company in June that it would oppose the patent, the lawsuit says. Despite that notice, Eugene Berry Enterprise had the T-shirts printed and commenced selling them, according to the lawsuit.
The trademarks benefit the Allegheny Valley School, a charitable corporation that provides services for about 900 Pennsylvanians with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
- Steelers notebook: Ravens DL fined for hit on Roethlisberger
- Moore hopes to see red (zone) in Steelers debut
- Steelers’ Timmons looks to reverse defense’s struggles
- Steelers’ Polamalu relying on smarts as physical skills decline
- Steelers notebook: Big Ben sees increase in throwing out of shotgun
- Steelers defense a long way from ‘greatest of all time’
- Steelers remain confident in ground game
- Steelers not receiving big returns on their offseason investments
- Steelers notebook: RT Gilbert not in danger of losing his job
- Steelers’ Roethlisberger still hurting after hard hit from Ravens’ Upshaw
- Steelers’ Brown combats disruptive defensive ploys