“In short, the record shows that there is only one Evil Empire in baseball and it is the New York Yankees,” wrote the judges. “Accordingly, we find that [the Yankees] have a protectable trademark right in the term . . . as used in connection with baseball.”
Yankees: Yes, We’re ‘Evil’: http://on.wsj.com/13w2xkx
Happy Friday, everyone!
p.s. To be clear, I mean the best in that THEY FOUGHT FOR THE TRADEMARK TO “EVIL EMPIRE” which is – let’s face it – pretty great. My loyalties are still orange and black and I have not sold my soul to the pinstriped devil. (Yet. Any day now!)