Raiders Claim Bucs' Uniforms Violate Trademark

April 17 - The Oakland Raiders have asked a judge to stop the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers from sporting their uniforms for games played in California because they both violate the Raiders' trademark rights.

The Oakland Raiders couldn't beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII, but that's not stopping them from taking the Pewter Pirates on in court.

The Oakland Raiders have asked a judge to stop Tampa Bay and the Carolina Panthers from sporting their uniforms for games played in California because they violate the Raiders' trademark rights.

The Raiders claim Tampa Bay's pirate theme and logo is too similar to Oakland's. The Raiders object to the Panthers' uniforms because of the silver and black colors they feature. Silver and black just happen to be Oakland's two primary colors.

Tampa Bay is only slated to play one game in California next season. The Bucs will visit San Francisco to play the 49ers on October 19.

A ruling on Oakland's complaint will likely be made in the near future.


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