Overheard on Associated Press news this weekend, folks are not allowed to call their private parties Super Bowl parties nor charge admission even if they rent equipment to broadcast the Super Bowl game.
Of course when I Googled to see the printed version of the story, I couldn’t find it anywhere. Still I know what I heard. So, here’s the skinny. If you throw a party on Sunday, February 5, 2012 and you want to cover your cost you can only ask for contributions not admission fees.
Also consult a trademark attorney to make sure you’re covered if you add this to your invite: “Super Bowl” is a registered trademark of the NFL and is used here for factual purposes only.
NFC and AFC are registered trademarks of The National Football League.
My HOUSE, PARTY and its affiliates are not affiliated with the Super
Bowl or the National Football League.
Just my 0.02 cents. (Forewarned, Forearmed)
Ignorantia juris non excusat (Ignorance of the law does not excuse)