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playa465
04-22-2010, 07:43 PM
How many of you would be interested in one of these:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/playa759/SDC10332.jpg



It's 51" x 24", made of nylon type material and would cost $37 shipped. I will put this on the 2 major boards, 20 available. If interested it would be via paypal only.

Andrew6
04-23-2010, 08:32 AM
put me down for one

StephenMusel
04-23-2010, 11:18 AM
I'll take one. what email do send via paypal?

Hardcore Texan
04-23-2010, 11:41 AM
Put me down for one.

Drew_Smoke
04-23-2010, 12:49 PM
I'm in...I'll take 2

Yankee_In_TX
04-23-2010, 01:06 PM
How many of you would be interested in one of these:


It's 51" x 24", made of nylon type material and would cost $37 shipped. I will put this on the 2 major boards, 20 available. If interested it would be via paypal only.

Be careful and expect a letter from the Texans telling you to stop. That's what happened last time someone made flags like these.

NitroGSXR
04-23-2010, 01:12 PM
Be careful and expect a letter from the Texans telling you to stop. That's what happened last time someone made flags like these.

Do you know why? This looks like a great flag and I've got one coming to me soon.

Hardcore Texan
04-23-2010, 01:39 PM
Be careful and expect a letter from the Texans telling you to stop. That's what happened last time someone made flags like these.

If that's the case then the marketing dept. needs to get off their ass and start selling them.

ensign_lee
04-23-2010, 02:46 PM
ME! I WANT ONE! MAYBE 2!

(grumble grumble, lost the ones the texans gave me, grumble grumble).


Just send me the paypal address and you'll have your money.

Yankee_In_TX
04-23-2010, 03:04 PM
Do you know why? This looks like a great flag and I've got one coming to me soon.

I'm not an IP attorney - but it's either a copyright violation or a trademark infringement.

The NFL is very picky about unauthorized people making $ using things like NFL logos. Licensing is how they make a good amount of change I would imagine.

Blake
04-23-2010, 03:14 PM
edit.

playa465
04-23-2010, 03:35 PM
I'm not an IP attorney - but it's either a copyright violation or a trademark infringement.

The NFL is very picky about unauthorized people making $ using things like NFL logos. Licensing is how they make a good amount of change I would imagine.

As I posted on another site, I asked about this item a while ago. I spoke with 2 different lawyers of both copyright and trademark backgrounds and a customs agent. As long as this is not being presented as the original or claiming it as a licensed NFL product its ok.

Joe Texan
04-23-2010, 03:50 PM
got the original thanks anyway

imatexan
04-23-2010, 04:54 PM
got the original thanks anyway

Agreed.

Dang I should have sold one of my two when they were going for insane prices, I guess those days are over.

Yankee_In_TX
04-23-2010, 06:25 PM
As I posted on another site, I asked about this item a while ago. I spoke with 2 different lawyers of both copyright and trademark backgrounds and a customs agent. As long as this is not being presented as the original or claiming it as a licensed NFL product its ok.

I'm just relaying what happened to the last person who made flags just like this, I'm sure many fans will be happy getting them from you as they are VERY hard to come by.

SheTexan
04-23-2010, 06:33 PM
got the original thanks anyway

Me too Joe, and I didn't try to sell my extra one. I GAVE it away to a diehard TEXAN fan!! I guess I'm pretty dumb. Never crossed my mind to try to make money off it.

Yankee_In_TX
04-23-2010, 06:34 PM
Me too Joe, and I didn't try to sell my extra one. I GAVE it away to a diehard TEXAN fan!! I guess I'm pretty dumb. Never crossed my mind to try to make money off it.

Don't you remember when they hit Ebay for a ridiculously high price? :-P

The flags are why some seats are in my name and some are in my wife's. Sadly since we've gotten some extra binders and 2 aprons, lol.

disaacks3
04-23-2010, 06:46 PM
As I posted on another site, I asked about this item a while ago. I spoke with 2 different lawyers of both copyright and trademark backgrounds and a customs agent. As long as this is not being presented as the original or claiming it as a licensed NFL product its ok.
The "advice" you were given doesn't jive with the NFL trademark agreement stipulations.
Link (http://www.nfl.com/help/terms)
If you were making these for your own personal use, it's one thing, SELLING them to the public is another. Don't get me wrong, I'd personally LOVE one, but the legalities of it (as this isn't a protected parody) seem fairly straightforward.

playa465
04-23-2010, 07:21 PM
The "advice" you were given doesn't jive with the NFL trademark agreement stipulations.
Link (http://www.nfl.com/help/terms)
If you were making these for your own personal use, it's one thing, SELLING them to the public is another. Don't get me wrong, I'd personally LOVE one, but the legalities of it (as this isn't a protected parody) seem fairly straightforward.

No problem...the link you list refers to the website (ex: getting an image of nfl.com and using it)...I trust the individuals who I consulted...Thanks...also there are only 2 left

Drew_Smoke
04-23-2010, 10:18 PM
Kewl...paypal sent.

Hookem Horns
04-24-2010, 09:55 AM
The NFL is very protective of their logos especially if they suspect that you are making money off of their property. A few years ago I received a cease and desist letter from an NFL attorney because I had the Texans logo displayed on this site. That's one reason why we came up with our own Texans mascot as seen above opposed to using the Texans logo. Their main issue with me was I was linking to a NFL store that was not the official Texans store. The truth of the matter is it is up to the team. If they don't like something they contact the NFL and then sic the NFL on that person. Some teams like the Panthers for example won't let anyone use anything related to the Panthers on a website, etc. The Texans tend to be OK with us using pictures of players, etc as long as we are not making money which I never have with this site. Selling merchandise, especially not licensed by the NFL will definitely stir them up. I won't be surprised if I receive a cease and desist letter about this because you are using this site to promote your product. BTW, they do monitor this site. I know that for a fact.

Yankee_In_TX
04-24-2010, 11:52 AM
BTW, they do monitor this site. I know that for a fact.

For our draft advice/wishes to the team?

Bull Pen 1
04-25-2010, 08:21 PM
For our draft advice/wishes to the team?


I was in the Texans store at Reliant on draft day, and they sell the flags in the store. No, I didn't notice the price, because I have one.

NitroGSXR
04-25-2010, 08:27 PM
I was in the Texans store at Reliant on draft day, and they sell the flags in the store. No, I didn't notice the price, because I have one.

No they do not. They always have them on the walls in the store and concessions stands but it's never for sale. They're merely display pieces. I ask every time I walk in there. I've been looking for one for a long time.

Maybe they finally got the message and now are selling them in 2010?

Yankee_In_TX
04-25-2010, 09:22 PM
They did used to carry 'I'm a Texan' flags - folded up in tiny plastic containers hanging on the pillar with dog leashes and key chains but that was a few years ago.

NitroGSXR
05-11-2010, 09:33 AM
Flag received. Thanks for the surprise in the box! Wow!

33 dollars for you to ship??? Not gonna let you eat all of that.

Drew_Smoke
05-12-2010, 08:55 AM
yeah man...thanks for the bonus.

incubry
04-04-2012, 01:14 AM
Still selling these???

pissknocker
04-21-2012, 11:31 AM
These will be available at the Texans store in June. It was just announced on twitter today official Texans

rush2112mn
04-21-2012, 04:09 PM
If that's the case then the marketing dept. needs to get off their ass and start selling them.

Or how about the Texans send them out to PSL owners again......as our gift for the year......seems like the last couple of gifts have been pretty lame.....

playa465
04-21-2012, 10:35 PM
I have a few left

NitroGSXR
04-22-2012, 01:59 AM
Flag received. Thanks for the surprise in the box! Wow!

33 dollars for you to ship??? Not gonna let you eat all of that.

What was the surprise?!?!

I don't remember... lol.

BullBlitz
04-22-2012, 03:42 PM
I have 4 of the originals. Two were from my season ticket packages and two from corporate seats. I'm not going to fly them from a flagpole, so I've never found a use for them.

What would you use these for?

False Start
04-23-2012, 11:13 AM
Here is a high resolution version of the Texans flag. (http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/5228/txnflag33copy.jpg) If anyone wants to make their own.

Yankee_In_TX
04-23-2012, 12:04 PM
Lindsay said Reliant will be selling them this year, I think she saw that on Facebook?