The University of Utah has sent a cease-and-desist letter to HBO asking Big Love to erase their logo off the season 3 finale before it goes to DVD.
The President of the University said in a statement:
“The University of Utah is very proud and protective of its name and all trademarks associated with it…We will not tolerate a misuse of our trademarks, especially if it could lead to the public to erroneously believe that the university is associated with a production over which the university has no control.”
I don’t know what the rules are on these things, but since Big Love is scripted why couldn’t they just conjure up a fake document instead of using the real thing? The most insane part of this story is that the show actually used a real document put out by the University of Utah legitimizing polygamy.