Apr 10, 2013

NFL / Ravens Logo dispute.

Some poor chap has been fighting the NFL over logo rights for the Ravens since 1996. Turns out the case is going into appeals- read the full story here. A little background:

"In 1996, he sent a design that he created as a logo for the Ravens franchise, which had relocated from Cleveland that same year. The drawings were sent to team management with the request that if used, he'd get a letter of recognition and an autographed helmet. The Ravens announced their logo on June 5, 1996 -- it was called the "Flying B logo" -- and it looked a lot like Bouchat's drawing:"

I really hope the guy wins and is compensated - then again, I think the lesson learned (at least for me) is to never do speculative work (especially for a signed helmet).