Jagermeister, Bucks Squabble Over Deer Logo

Mast-Jägermeister cites numerous reasons for opposing the NBA team's redesigned logo, including the possibility that people might believe the two organizations are affiliated.

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — A German company that makes a popular liqueur is not raising a shot glass to the Milwaukee Bucks' redesigned logo.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Mast-Jägermeister has filed formal opposition with an appeal board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office about the registration of the logo.

The company contends it "has established exclusive rights in the DEER HEAD Marks through use in commerce in the United States" going back to 1968. It cites numerous reasons to oppose registration for the NBA team, including the possibility that people might confuse the two companies or believe they are connected or affiliated.

Both logos feature forward-looking deer with large antlers inside a circle or partial circle in about the same proportions.

Neither the Bucks nor Jägermeister returned messages seeking comment.