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Golden Knights Name Change?

Discussion in 'NHL Hockey Forum' started by Mike A. S., Jan 11, 2018.

  1. jstewismybastardson

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    update the logo with a clubbed bloody seal :thumb:
     



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  2. Calm

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    As the post on page 1 indicates, there is nothing that says duplicate trademarks can't exist and there are currently several "Golden Knights" trademarks. Is the Army only going after the team because they are presently winning? Why aren't they going after the other trademark holders?

    And no one is "disrespecting" anything, despite your obvious bias. Never heard the phrase "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery"?
     
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    Actually it's pretty strong as consumer confusion is the standard and seems unlikely in this case. First to file applies to patent law, but not trademark law. "Adequate discovery effort" is not a standard in this area of law. It is perfectly legal to file for and/or use a trademark already in use. It happens all the time.

    No its not. I'm sure most of us not being fans of the Golden Knights' hockey club would prefer they be losing. ;) You are mistaken about how trademark law works.

    I don't see how it disrespects the Army at all. Using the same name does not disrespect them, if anything mascots and team names are often an homage to the group they represent. And frankly, a lot of us have now heard of the army parachutists and might like to see them, something we would have never known existed were it not for the hockey team existing.
     
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    What?


    Parachuting competitions?


    Somebody should sue the Army for going to competitions. That's just weird.
     
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    And there's a team called the San Francisco Giants.

    No, that will be easy. They will be the Las Vegas Other Team.

    The predecessor to the Buffalo Slug.

    Puppy Bowl MCDVXCII Champions, if I remember correctly. The QB was Doug Poodlie
     
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    The Detroit Tigers are named after an Army outfit.


    Nobody was mad.

    The Michigan Wolverines are named after our territorial militia. It's all good.


    Im kinda disappointed in the Army tbh.
     
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    Also worth noting, the Golden Knights has never been registered as a trademark by the Army. That doesn't mean they don't have protection as you don't have to register to have protection.

    If both parties were smart here, the hockey team could reach a promotional deal with the Army and it's a win-win for all sides.
     
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    Cynical consumer says both parties are using this for mutual promotion. Otherwise, why did the Army wait so long to object to the mark, which was filed in August of 2016 and known to the public for more than a year now? And why has the Army never registered the trademark? And the Army's objection is only to the registration, which would still not stop the Vegas hockey team from its "use" of the mark.

    Something smells fishy.

    NOTE: This post has not been endorsed by the San Jose Sharks or Florida Marlins. All rights reserved.
     
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    They don't want a name change. They want money.

    Or they want free promotions or a themed uniform.

    I don't like it. As you said, we all have gained knowledge on these parachuting Golden Knights because of the hockey team.
     
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    [​IMG]
    We are talking about the US Army... Do you recall the development, deployment, and efforts to replace the Bradley Fighting Vehicle?
     
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    Sidebar: Shall we discuss the rehabilitation of the Washington Redskins brand? It's a simple as exchanging a depiction of a native American for a peanut. Win win!

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    UCF went by Golden Knights for almost 15 years. Where was the Army then?

    :scratch:
     
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    While we are at it, what a waste of time and lots of money air shows are.
     
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    But were they filing a complaint against UCF, or is this selective enforcement?
     
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    Why not just go with Silver Knights.
    Sort of an association with their soon to be fellow pro franchise, Las Vegas Raiders.
    If not , they can always dump the Golden from their moniker, and just simply be the Knights.
     
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    Knights has been copyrighted by the junior hockey team in London, Ontario. The name Knights would be fine for the States, but it wouldn't fly in Canada.

    Trademark issues have been the cause of the delay in a team name, as the team’s owner Bill Foley and the league look to get beyond this hurdle.

    The latest surrounds ‘The Knights,’ which has become an unlikely option, Foley told the Las Vegas Review Journal, because of the London Knights name in the Ontario Hockey League.

    “The London Knights own the name in Canada and to acquire the name from London is not economically feasible,” said Foley, adding there should be “clarity” on the name issue in the next 30 days. “In the U.S., ‘Knights’ are fine. But we can’t use it in Canada.”

    Foley: Las Vegas NHL team can’t use ‘Knights’ nickname in Canada
     
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    caman ... write the cheque dollar Bill !!!
     
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    They stole Army's mascot and stole UCF's logo.

    C'mon Vegas, you're VEGAS, be creative and original.
     
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