Monday, December 7, 2015

LA Sports & Entertainment Company Files 11 Rugby-Related Trademarks

On December 2, Grand Prix Entertainment, Inc. filed eleven trademark applications that may hint at the establishment of a professional rugby league in the United States. Apparently, Grand Prix Entertainment has been making moves to establish such a league over the past couple years.

The trademarks, seen above, all listed the following services on each application:
Arranging and conducting athletic competitions; Entertainment in the nature of competitions in the field of athletics and sports; Entertainment services, namely, arranging and conducting of competitions for athletic and sporting events, organizing and conducting exhibitions for entertainment purposes, organizing and conducting rugby tournaments and international rugby tournaments, all rendered live and through broadcast media including television and radio, and via a global computer network or a commercial on-line service; Entertainment services, namely, organizing and conducting an array of athletic events rendered live and recorded for the purpose of distribution through broadcast media; Production and distribution of motion pictures; Production and distribution of radio programs; Production and distribution of television shows and movies; Production of cable television programs; Providing news and information in the field of sports; Providing various facilities for an array of sporting events, sports and athletic competitions and awards programmes; Radio program syndication; Television program syndication
Additionally, Grand Prix filed all these trademarks on an intent to use basis, which means they are not yet being used in commerce but there is a bona fide plan to do so in the near future. The scope of these applications protects a wide variety of names that may be used for the league, which indicates Grand Prix Entertainment is in the process of deciding on a name (and does not want any other entity to file an application for a rugby league-related trademark in the meantime). If the league takes off, expect to see some of these trademarks mature into a full registration.

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