The NFL has filed suit to trademark “Who Dat” the chant of local New Orleans Saints fans.
The NFL asserted rights to [“who dat”] earlier this week through the Florida Department of State, and it has issued cease-and-desist orders against New Orleans vendors who sell Saints memorabilia adorned with the wording. It informed vendors that using the phrase is likely to “confuse the purchasing public into believing that your items” are sponsored by the NFL.
New Orleans locals are outraged and suspicious. The NFL, they contend, never cared about the quirky chant when the football team was dubbed the ‘Aints a few decades ago, or after it was ousted from its home stadium in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina and finished 3-13.
The NFL is so greedy. Can they ever be stopped? Will their greed be their demise or will they just keep growing?