Baltimore Ravens Primary Logo 1996 – 1998

Bret Miller

Baltimore Ravens Primary Logo 1996 - 1998

The team’s first helmet logo, used from 1996 through 1998, featured raven wings outspread from a shield displaying a letter “B” framed by the word Ravens overhead and a cross bottony underneath. The US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a jury verdict that the logo infringed on a copyright retained by Frederick E. Bouchat, an amateur artist and security guard in Maryland, but that he was entitled to only three dollars in damages from the NFL.