The Eagles Sue WZXL
October 2, 2009 at 10:39 AM (PT)
The PHILADELPHIA EAGLES have filed a lawsuit against EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS for violating the team's trademarks and licensing agreements on its stations in the past. The suit claims that EQUITY's Rock WZXL/WILWOOD, NJ continues to give away tickets to EAGLES games and use team logos to draw business years after it acknowledged that doing so was "off limits."
Citing a recent business flier that included the station's logo, a photo of LINCOLN FINANCIAL FIELD, DONOVAN MCNABB, an Eagles helmet and the team's logo, all of which are flagrant fouls, the NFL lawyers assert, "Equity is not an official radio station of, or is in any way affiliated with, THE EAGLES."
Although EQUITY officials would not comment on the suit, PHILLY.COM cites a response from EQUITY owner GARY FISHER where he claimed that other broadcasters were doing the same thing as the EAGLES logos were public domain. "These are the people you should be going after," FISHER wrote.