Posted: Sep 20, 2010 12:40 PM by Kate Mundy
Updated: Sep 20, 2010 12:42 PM
Senator David Vitter, who stood up to the NFL last winter when they tried to say they owned the term "Who Dat," is again defending Who Dat Nation.
A company called "Who Dat?, Inc." claims they now own the phrase "Who Dat." Businesses were told last week to stop selling printed shirts with the term Who Dat on them.
Sen. Vitter sent a letter that tells the company he'll see them in court if they continue to threaten businesses.
Here's the letter:
Who Dat Inc.
Steve and Sal Monistere
518 S. Rampart St.
New Orleans, LA 70113
You're kidding, right? Claiming you own the legal rights to the term "Who Dat"?
As I wrote to the NFL Commissioner on January 29, 2010, neither the NFL nor any specific person or group owns the legal rights to this term. Who Dat Nation--the general public--does.
To underscore this point once again, I enclose two of my own personally designed and printed Who Dat t-shirts. They say appropriately: "Who Dat say we can't print Who Dat! © TM 2010 David Vitter (just kidding)". Please wear them proudly.
I plan on continuing to produce and distribute these as I see fit, making them commercially available. (All profits have gone to the Brees Dream Foundation.) So if you want to have your bullying lawyer threaten and sue anyone, please explain that he can start with me.
Have a great Saints season. And see you in court.