Seriously, IOC?

You feel threatened by this? That there may be some confusion of the brands?

HEBRON — The Redneck Olympics are facing a legal challenge from the United States Olympic Committee, according to organizer Harold Brooks.

Brooks said he received a phone call Monday from a legal office of the USOC, telling him he needs to change the name of his event in the future or face a lawsuit.

He was told the word “Olympics” is the property of the Olympic Committee. Brooks said it’s a case of large group bullying a small businessman.

“I said, ‘I’m not basing it on your Olympics, I’m basing it on the Olympics in Greece.’” Brooks said.

I really hate this granting of copyrights to things that have been around for thousands of years.

Frankly, I find the Redneck OLYMPICS to be far more appealing than that sham based in Lausanne, anyway.

10 Responses to “Seriously, IOC?”

  1. Laura says:

    I not only find the Redneck Olympics more appealing, I want to be IN the Redneck Olympics.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    My thoughts exactly.

    Or at least I want to get in to the Redneck Olympic cafeteria. My god, imagine the awesome vittles! None of that free-range biotic organic tofu crap.

  3. Ave says:

    Surely any use of the word without permission from the IOC represents an intellectual property infringement of olympic proportion.

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    I’m sure Uncle Sam will be getting a cease-and-desist order any day now, as well, Ave.

  5. Ave says:

    Like FIFA, the IOC and the Games have become hopelessly corrupt. It’s only about the money now.

  6. JeffS says:

    Next, the Olympic National Park is shut down by the IOC.

  7. Mockingbird says:

    I’ve already qualified in Jug o’ Whiskey Relay, and Double Mule Team 400!

  8. Will they sue Olympia, WA?

    Personally, I think they are afraid of losing viewers to the Redneck Olympics.

  9. Dave E. says:

    Cafeteria? No way. I would expect nothing less than trailer after trailer offering one deep fried goodness after the other.

  10. mojo says:

    “Olympiad” is PD. Use that.

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