Sunday, December 20, 2009

White Sox and Red Sox Oppose "GAMESOX" for Vehicle Mirror Cover

Our latest Hot Stove League case involves a strange double-header: my Chicago White Sox have teamed up with the Boston Red Sox to oppose an application to register the mark GAMESOX for a "vehicle accessory, namely, decorative item for a vehicle mirror." Applicant S & C Concepts, LLC of Springdale, Arkansas, submitted the specimen of use shown immediately below. Boston Red Sox Baseball Club Limited Partnership and Chicago White Sox, Ltd. v. S & C Concepts, LLC, Opposition No. 91185694.

The Opposers claim that the applied-for mark is likely to cause confusion, or create a false association, with their various SOX marks used for a "wide variety of goods and"services, including, without limitation, vehicle accessories." [Somewhere among my personal treasures I have a Chicago White Sox license plate].

So what do you think about this one? Would the Sox prevail if this case went to final decision?

TTABlog comment: I recall attending a game in Comiskey Park in which Ted Williams dropped a fly ball and then hit a home run over the right field roof. Can anyone verify that this occurred? [Not that I attended, but that the Splendid Splinter did this].

Here's a trivia question for you baseball fans: when I played softball with Morgan Finnegan in New York, I was nicknamed "the Stick." What Yankee player was given that monicker?

Text Copyright John L. Welch 2009.


At 11:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Stick" was Gene Michael.

from Keith Danish
(aka The Big Cheese on his firm's softball team).

At 11:28 AM, Anonymous Alex said...

Gene Michael is the answer.

At 11:49 AM, Anonymous Paul Reidl said...

Gene Michael. I know that only because he started his career in Pittsburgh (where I grew up) and Bob Prince gave everyone nicknames.

At 12:56 PM, Blogger Robert said...

Gene Michael? Were you famous for the hidden ball trick?


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