I know we have a couple of people on the board with degrees in law, and I am hoping someone can explain the need for this to me.
They ask Tigers to change their stripes
By Mike Penner
March 27, 2009
While the Tigers of Missouri were preparing to face the Tigers of Memphis in the third round of the NCAA men's tournament, the lawyers representing Missouri turned their attention to the Tigers of Harrisburg School District in southeastern South Dakota.
Collegiate Licensing Co., which handles trademarks for the NCAA, contacted the high school about its logo, calling it "confusingly similar" to the one used by Missouri, and suggested the school stop using it. Harrisburg agreed to phase out the existing logo, although 11 South Dakota schools have tigers for their mascots. Meanwhile, Harrisburg senior Jessa Knust wonders what the fuss is all about. "It's just a small school in South Dakota," she said. "I don't know why they care so much."
It seems terribly petty to me.