By Christian Trejbal
Above the ramps leading to the stands of Virginia Tech’s Lane Stadium, the school has painted an inspirational motto, “Hokies respect the moment, the opponent, the game, themselves and the competition.”
It might want to add “intellectual property” to the list of things that deserve respect. Every few years, Virginia’s political parties and candidates violate Tech’s and other public schools’ trademarks, and Republicans are up to it again this year.
Trejbal is a Roanoke Times editorial writer. He is based in the New River Valley.