I've had my say before on the University of Alabama's lawsuit against football artist Daniel Moore
, which finally has crawled (as is common) to the point at which both sides are demanding dismissal of the other party's claims. But The Birmingham News
today points out something I had missed
last year in the initial hue and cry over the case: The university's argument in the trademark infringement lawsuit is based in part on Moore's use of the colors crimson and white in his paintings.
Seriously. Here's the relevant passage: "As any football fan can attest, the university's crimson and white colors are well-known, and such combinations can be protected as distinctive."
Protect a color combination of your own in the comments.