Hartford Whalers Trademark: Who Owns The Rights?

With the introduction of retro Hartford Whalers jerseys to the market, questions concerning the rights to the mark “Hartford Whalers” abound. The prevailing thought appears to be that the City of Hartford or State of Connecticut owned the trademark rights to “Hartford Whalers” but let the registration expire this summer.  There is confusion over whether the rights […]

Can Universities Trademark Their Colors?

This is UConn Country.  Most Connecticut residents associate the colors of navy and gray and the white husky dog with the UConn athletic program. Certainly it is understandable if local businesses use similar color schemes or incorporate UConn’s mascot into their products, logos or storefronts.  Other businesses might use similar designs by mere happenstance.  But […]