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Army files challenge to Vegas Golden Knights name

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Army files challenge over Vegas Golden Knights' name

The Department of the Army filed a formal opposition on Wednesday with the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office against the Vegas Golden Knights' ownership group, Black Knight Sports and Entertainment, for using a similar team name — "the Golden Knights" — and a similar color pattern.

Army's athletic teams go by the Black Knights, while the U.S. Army Parachute Team goes by the Golden Knights.


On Thursday, the NHL team released a statement "strongly disputing" the complaint, that read, in part: "We are not aware of a single complaint from anyone attending our games that they were expecting to see the parachute team and not a professional hockey game."

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This is what I got for the Army team's logo:
US-Army-parachute-team-Golden-Knights-200x200.jpg


Here's the NHL team's logo:
Golden-Knights_NHL_Logo_2017.jpg


I don't know the specifics of the trademark law, so I have no idea if the Army has a good case.
 
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It is not like sports teams never have the same name

Cardinals, Giants, Rangers......fans do not appear to be confused
 

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Army files challenge over Vegas Golden Knights' name

The Department of the Army filed a formal opposition on Wednesday with the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office against the Vegas Golden Knights' ownership group, Black Knight Sports and Entertainment, for using a similar team name — "the Golden Knights" — and a similar color pattern.

Army's athletic teams go by the Black Knights, while the U.S. Army Parachute Team goes by the Golden Knights.


On Thursday, the NHL team released a statement "strongly disputing" the complaint, that read, in part: "We are not aware of a single complaint from anyone attending our games that they were expecting to see the parachute team and not a professional hockey game."

Put them in their place

Said General M.T. Brain "we'll have the enemy thinking we're parachuting in with hockey sticks and a puck". "You tell me what terrorist is going to fear a hat trick? Or goal tending?"
 

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As far as lawsuits go, I don't get this one.

Now if Doctor Scholl came out with a new insole named the Golden Arches, well then I could see cause for a lawsuit there.
If Trojan began marketing "The Whopper", there too.
And beware MiraLax, don't you dare start using "zoom, zoom" as a handle for your constipation medicine.
 
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As far as lawsuits go, I don't get this one.

Now if Doctor Scholl came out with a new insole named the Golden Arches, well then I could see cause for a lawsuit there.
If Trojan began marketing "The Whopper", there too.
And beware MiraLax, don't you dare start using "zoom, zoom" as a handle for your constipation medicine.

The Army needs all the publicity they can get
 

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It is not like sports teams never have the same name

Cardinals, Giants, Rangers......fans do not appear to be confused

yet for some reason the World Wildlife Federation won a case against the World Wrestling Federation.

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Army files challenge over Vegas Golden Knights' name

The Department of the Army filed a formal opposition on Wednesday with the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office against the Vegas Golden Knights' ownership group, Black Knight Sports and Entertainment, for using a similar team name — "the Golden Knights" — and a similar color pattern.

Army's athletic teams go by the Black Knights, while the U.S. Army Parachute Team goes by the Golden Knights.


On Thursday, the NHL team released a statement "strongly disputing" the complaint, that read, in part: "We are not aware of a single complaint from anyone attending our games that they were expecting to see the parachute team and not a professional hockey game."

Put them in their place
About damned time!
 

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