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Sunday, February 29, 2004
 







Did Italians Steal Western Kentucky Mascot?: Western Kentucky University is suing Mediaset, the television company run by the Prime Minister of Italy, for trademark and copyright infringement, claiming that Gabibbo, the mascot for the satirical show "Striscia la Notizia" is a carbon copy of Big Red, the Western Kentucky mascot since 1979. The suit seeks $250 million in damages. It is unclear from the article what court the suit has been filed in.

Take a look and decide for yourself. I will keep the pictures up until the link is dead.







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