The Vegas Golden Knights can officially be the Golden Knights when they take to the NHL ice for the first time this October.
You may recall that back in December, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office denied the team’s trademark request, because the Golden Knights trademark is also being used by The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.
Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported earlier this week won its appeal to “continue to use its name for identification and competition purposes.” However, according to Carp, the ruling “not grant the same approval for the team to protect its logo on its merchandise and sportswear. That trademark request is suspended pending further appeal. But it won’t prevent the team from using the logos in selling jerseys, hats and T-shirts.”
“We’re happy,” Golden Knights owner Bill Foley told the Review-Journal. “We got what we wanted. We’ve got ‘Golden Knights’ for hockey and we knew it would work out.
“We’re not worried about the other issue. That will work itself out in time. But we’re not paying anyone anything.”