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NBA Demands Ownership of TeamBJNBA Website, Twitter Account

C&D takes issue with use of NBA intellectual property on website and Twitter account started by porn stars Sara Jay and Angelina Castro

NBA Demands Ownership of TeamBJNBA Website, Twitter Account

LOS ANGELES—If you're thinking about heading over to TeamBJNBA.com to take advantage of the extremely generous offer by adult stars Sara Jay and Angelina Castro promising blow jobs to all of their Twitter followers if the Miami Heat won the NBA title, which of course they did, do it now! The site may not be up for much longer, and neither, if the NBA gets its way, will the Twitter account started by the two performers, @teambjnba.

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It turns out the NBA is not happy with the use of its intellectual property—images of three members of the Heat and the team's logo—by the young women, and has issued a stern C&D demanding that the sites be taken offline and turned over to the league... for what further purpose, we do not know.

This morning, Jay and Castro issued an announcement that stated, "The National Basketball Association (NBA) is trying to block use of its name and to take over the rights to the url teambjnba.com in connection with the follower Oral Sex Giveaway being set up by Miami based porn stars Sara Jay and Angelina Castro."

According to the announcement, the NBA insists that concessions be made by Monday, July 9, regarding the following complaints and demands:

"It has come to our attention that [you] are using NBA Intellectual Property without authorization, including on the website www.teambjnba.com and Twitter page twitter.com/#!/teambjnba (collectively the “Websites”), to promote an event by including references to the Miami Heat and its players. The Websites incorporate the 'NBA' trademark in the domain name and account name and prominently feature NBA Intellectual Property -- including the Heat team logo.  Furthermore, NBAP has confirmed [you are] using a photograph depicting the likeness of Heat players Chris Bosh, Lebron James, and Dwyane Wade without their authorization and in violation of their rights. [Your] unauthorized use of NBA Intellectual Property is an attempt to capitalize on the fame and goodwill of NBA Intellectual Property and tarnishes the reputation of the NBA and the Heat. NBAP has not authorized [You] to use NBA Intellectual Property in any way and [Your] unauthorized use; therefore, constitutes among other things, trademark infringement, trademark dilution, false association, and unfair competition"

In addition to the offending photo, however, the website also contains complete details about the event being planned by the performers, who have invited their twitter followers to visit the Miami adult club, Miami Velvet, on August 2, for "free no-strings-attached oral sex in honor of the Heat's victory." The women also have applied to the Guinness Book of World Records to set a record for oral sex in a day, and plan to stream the event live at their websites, sarajay.com and angelinacastrolive.com.

Sara Jay responded to the C&D with the following comment: "This was all supposed to be fun.  I supported the Heat and sent them TONS of followers during the season.  Can't they let us fans like us have a little fun? The NBA's slogan is 'Where Amazing Happens'… if offering 300,000 followers free oral sex isn't amazing, I don't know what is."  Angelina Castro adds: "As anyone knows who follows my twitter, I lived and breathed Miami Heat basketball all year. I am upset they are taking the fun out what we are trying to do. No one thought we were going to go ahead with the event.   We aren't hurting anyone. Does NBA stand for 'No BJ's Allowed?"

A representative for Jay and Castro said they are in the process of determining a response by the NBA's deadline.

Image: Sara Jay, left, and Angelina Castro






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