Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

Remember the kerfuffle a few weeks ago about Tennessee’s hideous new $46,000 logo? Gov. Haslam said we needed it for “uniformity of messaging” or some such BS.

Well, our new logo was rejected by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office:

According to the federal office, the art was “primarily geographically descriptive,” which was against the rules.

You’d think for $46,000 someone would have known the rules.



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4 responses to “Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

  1. ThresherK

    Slightest cavil: The US Patent and Trademark office rejected that abomination.

    I laughed with you.Then I thought, Logos? That’s not a patent, like Charles Kettering’s electric self-starter for the auto. That’s a trademark, like Coca-Cola’s script and ribbon.

    Sorry to butt in, but I’ve been a design geek since before the internet.

    • Corrected.

      The funny part is, the reason Gov. Haslam said we needed this ridiculous thing was because the circle and three stars that is the state’s official symbol couldn’t be trademarked because it was already too widely used by everyone. The fail parade around this stupid thing just never ends.

  2. Kathleen

    Another example of the government overreach. Leave TN logo aloooooooone! Free Marketzzzzzzzzz decree that TN has the right to pay 46,000 for a shitty logo it can’t use!!!!! Or something!!!!! I blame Obama.

  3. Joseph Stans

    I should not laugh but it seems that some republican some where is, with great regularity, doing something stupid because they are doing stuff that does not need to be done.