By way of follow-up to Tim’s and David’s recent discussions about Rio2016 and related U.S. Olympic Committee trademark enforcement issues, it appears that a local Minnesota carpet cleaning business called Zerorez, is poised to press the issue of the USOC’s overreaching trademark policies by asking the federal district court in Minnesota to confirm it may lawfully post on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, comments such as these:
- Congrats to the 11 Minnesotans competing in 10 different sports at the Rio 2016 Olympics! #rioready;
- Are any Minnesotans heading to #Rio to watch the #Olympics? #RoadToRio;
- There is no substitute for hard work. -Thomas Edison #TeamUSA is a great example of hard work paying off;
- Let the rumble in Rio begin! From badminton to BMX, Minnesotan Olympians are at the #Rio2016 Olympics. Go #TeamUSA!;
- St. Cloud native Alise Post is an #Olympian competing in the #Olympic BMX events today. Follow her at @alisepost11; and
- Good luck to our 11 Minnesota Olympians competing in #RIO2016.
Do you think the USOC has some dirty carpet to be cleaned, once and for all?
UPDATE: Check out Brad’s interview on Kare11 here!