This week we mentioned that Tim Tebow’s lawyers were going after the makers of T-shirts with the words “My Jesus” written in the same style as the “NY Jets” logo used by Tebow’s team. Now the company selling the shirts says it won’t back down.
“We are artists and have no desire to trespass on anyone’s legitimate intellectual property rights, but we also will not roll over and sacrifice ours,” CubbyTees.com said in a statement.
Tebow’s name and likeness aren’t actually on the shirts, but the company makes no attempt to hide the fact that Tebow is the inspiration for them.
“This Fall, Tim Tebow will be in the uniform of the New York Jets, potentially taking the Tebowing phenomenon to a whole new level,” the company says on the site selling the shirts. “This fun design is not officially endorsed by New York’s backup quarterback or the Son of God, but plays off the themes of Tebow’s faith and his new team – borrowing from the J-E-T-S to promote J-E-S-U-S, with a fish for a football, and “MY” replacing “NY” with a color scheme that will be familiar to Jets fans.”
If Tebow’s legal team thinks the shirt infringes on Tebow’s rights, they’ll need to put a halt to it.