Yankees Logo Sued for Infringement
Apr 23, 2011, 06:56
The Yankees logo, one of the most recognized and famous sports franchises, is being sued for trademark infringement.
A New York State woman claims her uncle designed the primary logo in 1936 but never received compensation.
The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan Court by Tanit Buday, claims Kenneth Timur was commissioned to create the famed design that put a red and white striped top hat with a blue band and stars atop a baseball bat.
The Yankees have credited Henry Alonzo Keller, a sports illustrator, for designing that logo. This isn't the first time the logo has come into question. The family of Sam Friedman, an artist in New York City, claimed two years ago he had scrawled the logo on a napkin in the 1940's.
Alice McGillion, spokesperson for the New York Yankees, told CNN that "this is a wonderful country where anybody can sue for anything, even when the allegations are over 70 years old."
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