The Binghamton Tiger Cats are a team of the Women's Football Alliance scheduled to begin play for its inaugural 2009 season. Based in Binghamton, New York, the Tiger Cats are set to begin WFA play in 2010.
Home games will be played at the Greater Binghamton Sports Complex, making the Tiger Cats the first women's football team ever to have an indoor venue.
The team is presumably named after Canadian football's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, or possibly due to nearby Binghamton University's mascot, the Bearcat.
LOL! Could you imagine the PR nightmare if the Ticats took issue with some women's football team using their name? Ugggh. My advice would be to ignore it...can't imagine it'll be around next year anyway. Either that or show some support for them -- might entice a few more ladies down to the stadium.
It would depend on what, if anything, is actually trademarked with respect to the name. Is the name itself actually trademarked or just the logo?
If the name is trademarked, is it trademarked as "Hamilton Tiger-Cats" or just "Tiger-Cats". Also notice the subtle difference: there is no hyphen in the ladies team name. That might be enough to get around any trademark infringement.
If it is just the logo that is trademarked, there is no issues at all, since the logos and lettering are not similar enough to make a case for infringement.
"No...but professional teams that intend to generate profits from it should"
Mr. Young doesn't strike me as a ruthless individual.
He'd probably get a kick out of this and find some way to turn it into a bit of fun with the women's team over state side.
I think a good idea would be to send some Tiger-Cats cheerleaders and perhaps Stripes to their opening home game to show some support and goodwill. And of course to make some new Hamilton Tiger-Cats fans too.
The women's team's schedule ends in June. Maybe we can bus them up here to be guests at Ivor Wynne for a game in the summer and meet their Canadian namesakes?
This is the time of year for novelty stories anyhow. And after the nasty exchange that's going on in the conversation to Vote for the Troops, this is a much easier topic to handle.
Drew sounded almost guilty for scooping a topic off the Ticats message boards. He shouldn't. We just get up earlier than reporters do. :lol:
Not a huge list this morning, but what we have is entertaining if nothing else.
Former CFL lineman Glenn Kulka takes up MMA in his mid-40s. Punter Burke Dales, he of the soap opera handle, re-signs with Calgary leaving the Bombers jilted. That last story also says the Bombers are trying to move up in the draft.
A long story on the retirement of Edmonton linebacker Shannon Garrett.
Finally, something shamelessly stolen from the Tiger-Cats bulletin board: Tiger-Cats are the name for the new women's professional football team in Binghamton, New York. Check out the site here and the wiki [/b]