(AP) – A court fight over who owns the rights to “Who Dat?” is escalating with the NFL and the New Orleans Saints filing trademark counterclaims against the company that made a 1983 recording of what became the popular cheer of Saints fans.
On March 4, Who Dat? Inc. filed suit in U.S. District Court in Baton Rouge, claiming trademark rights to the phrase and alleging NFL Properties and the Saints were infringing on it.
Now, NFL Properties and the Saints not only have denied the company’s allegations – but say Who Dat? Inc. has violated their trademarks.