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Friday, October 31, 2014

Tanit Buday Claims New York Yankees Swiped Top Hat Logo from Her Uncle

The New York Yankees are the wealthiest team in Major League Baseball and at least one woman is trying to get a cut of their riches. 63-year-old Tanit Buday of Yonkers filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Monday claiming the Yankees stole their top-hat logo “from a design dreamed up by her late uncle in 1936 at the request of then-Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert.”

According to the New York Post, Buday is seeking unspecified damages for copyright infringement, unjust enrichment and breach of contract with her uncle, Kenneth Timur.

LBS tried to track down the lawsuit to see the details but the file is not yet available.

Look, Buday is about 75 years late to the party so it’s highly unlikely anything will come out of it except for a few laughs. What’s sad is she’s not the only one looking to gain something from this case; I got an email from a lawyer offering analysis of this case based on “intellectual property.” Thanks for the offer, but I think this one is pretty straight forward and easily the dumbest lawsuit we’ve covered since this.



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