Tuesday, March 02, 2004

International fuzzy red mascot wars - Western's Big Red v. Gabibbo

This post from the Trademark Blog has the pictures of "Big Red" and "Gabibbo", now the subject of litigation brought by Western Kentucky University in Italy to protect its intellectual property rights in its mascot.

I think at least one of my cousins from Shelby County, KY, went to Western, or then again, maybe it was Eastern.

The University of Virginia once had a somewhat similar but orange mascot called the Hoo, which was so poorly received that it was abolished by popular demand, as best I recall.

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