Amid Super Bowl hooplah, fight over Who Dat - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Amid Super Bowl hooplah, fight over Who Dat

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Some small New Orleans T-shirt makers are trying to figure out who owns the Saints' traditional rah-rah of Who Dat?

The NFL says it holds a trademark on Who Dat - and has told the shops to quit peddling its Who Dat shirts, or else.

At the same time, two brothers - 1 of them involved in the production of the 1983 song "Who Dat Say They Gonna Beat Dem Saints" - say they have the trademark.

The dispute comes right as Saints-oriented T-shirts have been flying out of stores in anticipation of the Super Bowl. The Saints take on Indianapolis on Feb. 7 in Miami.

Two store owners say they don't have a problem with paying royalties - but don't know who to send the checks to.

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