Thursday, August 25, 2016

Oakland Raiders File Multiple Trademark Applications for LAS VEGAS RAIDERS

Just days before Senator Harry Reid voiced support for a new football stadium that could bring the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas, The Oakland Raiders limited partnership filed three federal trademark applications for LAS VEGAS RAIDERS covering a variety of goods and services. The team filed the applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on August 20th.
Some of the goods and services covered by these applications are:
  • "Education and entertainment services in the nature of professional football games and exhibitions; providing sports and entertainment information via a global computer network or a commercial on-line computer service or by cable, satellite, television and radio; arranging and conducting athletic competitions, namely, professional football games and exhibitions" in Class 041
  • Clothing, footwear, and headwear in Class 025
  • "Downloadable software in the nature of mobile applications for displaying information relating to football exhibitions, football schedules, media guides, and audio and visual recordings relating to football exhibitions; downloadable electronic game software for use on mobile devices, computers, and video game consoles" in Class 009
  • Football helmets in Class 009; and
  • Trading cards in Class 016.
The NFL team filed each application on an intent-to-use basis, signifying the team is not yet using this mark in commerce (obviously), but has a bona fide intention to do so in the near future.

Does this mean the Oakland Raiders are officially moving to Las Vegas? Not necessarily, but it's a step in that direction. As I've blogged about before, the San Diego Chargers filed federal trademark applications for LA CHARGERS before considering a move to Los Angeles earlier this year.

The August 20th applications are the first trademark applications for LAS VEGAS RAIDERS filed by the Oakland Raiders.

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