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Terrible Towels, Terrible T-Shirts, Terrible Trademark?

Terrible Towels, Terrible T-Shirts, Terrible Trademark?

The Pittsburgh Steelers and The Allegheny Valley School are suing Eugene Berry over “The Terrible T-shirt,” a yellow t-shirt with those words printed on the front along with the phrase “A Pittsburgh Original.”  The Allegheny Valley School owns the actual Terrible Towels trademark, but the Steelers have an exclusive license to market Terrible Towel products.  The school and the football team are suing Mr. Berry for trademark infringement, unfair competition, fraud, and other allegations.  Guess we know what the Steelers were up to during the Lockout.

Tiffany Miao

Tiffany is a 3L at Fordham University School of Law and is IPLJ's Managing Editor. She grew up in San Diego and moved to New York City to pursue her legal dreams, not to mention, to avoid ever having to find parking again. Tiffany's interest include IP issues in the Entertainment, Sports, and Hospitality industries.