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ASU in Battle With Local Porn Site "Sun Devil Angels," TMZ Claims

According to the rumor mill at TMZ, Arizona State University's starting a legal battle against a locally based porn website, "Sun Devil Angels," arguing that people on the 'net might be confused by the website if they're looking for information about the University.

That gave us the excuse opportunity to visit the allegedly offending website, to check out the claims.

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"In the docs, obtained by TMZ, ASU argues ... unless Sun Devil Angels is stopped immediately, the site is 'likely to cause initial interest confusion among Internet users seeking information regarding ASU,'" TMZ reports.

We couldn't immediately find the referenced documents this morning, but we did compare the claim against the website -- and we don't really see it.

ASU in Battle With Local Porn Site "Sun Devil Angels," TMZ Claims
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The logo from the porno website, as you can see above, looks absolutely nothing like anything related to the University. Really, there doesn't seem to be anything even remotely related to A-State on the website, except for possibly the "Sun Devil Angels" name that ASU alleges infringes on its trademark.

References on the Internet put the home for Sun Devil Angels in either Scottsdale or Mesa, and a man named Raymond E. Coates applied for the "Sun Devil Angels" trademark a few years ago, although it was listed as "abandoned" in 2009.

We'll track down and post the lawsuit when we find it, but until then, we'll have to -- sigh -- rely on TMZ.


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