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Uvex goggles takes on the IOC

2010-02-20 18:15:52.361093+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Threatened with legal action from the IOC for mentioning that a competitor on the unnamed marketing event that's currently happening in Vancouver who won her event happens to use their goggles, one sports equipment maker responded as best they could: Uvex: Blonde we like wins Downhill (Last name rhymes with "Bonn")

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-02-23 16:38:03.129535+00 by: Dan Lyke

Recovered from the Google cache:

Blonde we like wins Downhill (Last name rhymes with "Bonn")
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
There once was a lawyer from the IOC,
who called us to protect "intellectual property."

"During the Olympics", she said with a sneer
"your site can't use an Olympian's name even if they use your gear."

"No pictures, no video, no blog posts can be used..."
Even if they are old? "No!", she enthused.

While Olympians chase gold the IOC pursues green.
Cough up millions, or your logo cannot be seen.

Except there it is, on top of countless heads!
Tax free endorsements the IOC dreads.

And so it is with a wink and a nudge
that we would like to congratulate a skier whose name we must fudge.

Her hair is long and blonde
Last name rhymes with the German city of Bonn.

Congratulations Women's Downhill winner --
from all of us here at UVEX (no longer an IOC sinner).

#Comment Re: made: 2010-02-23 16:34:35.041367+00 by: andylyke

And I was too late in hitting the link. Looks like the IOC has "404,d" the page. Frater magnus te observat!