TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 18, 2018
The Department of the Army today filed a notice of opposition with the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office against Black Knight Sports and Entertainment over the use of the name “Golden Knights” for an NHL Las Vegas expansion team. Sportslogos.net reports that the Army “believes it will be damaged” by the registration of the trademark, as they have used it since 1969 in connection with the U.S. Army Parachute team and public relations efforts. The Golden Knights’ majority owner noted that the team’s color scheme was inspired by that of West Point.