Ron Rivera the coach of the NFL’s Washington Football team said they are ‘Not Close’ to Decision on new team name.
Colors will stay the same but the organization choosing a new nickname isn’t imminent.
John B. Farmer is a lawyer with Leading-Edge Law Group PLC, a firm which specializes in intellectual property law. He published an article on Richmond.com on what the Washington Football team will be up to when trying to find a new name.
He outlined a few things for Washington, we all know number 1, I was not thinking about number 2 that would be interesting.
Such a company almost inevitably will face a claim from someone that he or she pitched the new name or logo to it. The company needs screening to protect itself from such claims.
Cybersquatters: The Redskins need to beat cybersquatters to the punch by registering the domain names they want related to the new team name before the public discovers the new name.
Plan to be sued: Contingency-fee plaintiffs’ attorneys will find and enlist obscure companies in roughly the same field of business with identical or highly similar names.
They’ll file infringement lawsuits and demand big settlements. The Redskins must budget for dealing with that.
Trademark-application filing tricks: The Redskins could use tricks to delay the public from discovering its mark-registration applications.
Once a company picks a new name, it should immediately file a registration application with the Trademark Office because, in a fight over who gets a trademark, the first filer often wins.
The problem is the Trademark Office has an online database of all applications and registrations.
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I did see BuyDomains sold SentinelsFootball.com for $2,388.
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