Charm City Rollergirls vs. Under Armour

Like any good goth,  I was reading College Football Talk.  Well, not really.

But there is an interesting on their site about the recent dispute over new helmets worn by Maryland’s football team.

As pointed out by the Baltimore Sun, there are striking similarities between the helmets worn by the Terrapins [Monday] night and the helmets worn by… wait for it… the Charm City Roller Girls’ All-Stars team.  According to the team’s captain Hillary Rosensteel — whose roller nickname is “Rosie the Rioter”, incidentally — the helmets are “not identical, but they’re shockingly similar.”

“Shockingly similar”?  I’d say they are near-identical.

But I don’t want to talk about the helmets and any potential claims the Charm City Roller Derby girls might have.

Check out this comment on the College Football Talk article:

Mr. Wethog66 seems to be confused about roller derby, goth chicks and intellectual property law.  I hope he gets a ticket to the next roller derby bout in Baltimore, goes to goth night at Orpheus, and gets a clue about use and fair use.  The fact that Under Armour is a large company does not entitle them steal ideas and designs.

Maybe the Charm City Roller Derby Girls get a peace offering/settlement out of the good folks at Under Armour.  Who knows? Maybe Under Armour will design a special kick-ass Maryland uniform for the Charm City Roller Derby Girls.


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~ by siouxsielaw on September 10, 2011.

2 Responses to “Charm City Rollergirls vs. Under Armour”

  1. I just love your blog. But anyway, did you see this post about Derby Girls, skate names and IP protection?

    http://ip.jotwell.com/what-can-roller-derby-girls-teach-us-about-ip-law-answer-more-than-you-think/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Jotwell+%28Jotwell%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

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