Golden Knights de­nied trade­mark

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By The As­so­ci­ated Press

las ve­gas» The U.S. Patent and Trade­mark Of­fice has de­nied the Ve­gas Golden Knights’ trade­mark ap­pli­ca­tion a lit­tle more than two weeks af­ter the new NHL fran­chise un­veiled its name and logo.

The of­fice cites po­ten­tial con­fu­sion with the team name for the Col­lege of Saint Rose in New York, which is also the Golden Knights. The Las Ve­gas fran­chise is set to take the ice next sea­son.

NHL deputy com­mis­sioner Bill Daly said the league will for­mally re­spond by a June 7 dead­line out­lin­ing why it be­lieves the name should be reg­is­tered “in co-ex­is­tence” with that of Saint Rose “just as a num­ber of other nick­names cur­rently co-ex­ist in pro­fes­sional and col­lege sports.”

“We con­sider this a rou­tine mat­ter and it is not our in­ten­tion to re­con­sider the name or logo of this fran­chise,” Daly said Wed­nes­day.

David Alexan­der, as­sis­tant ath­letic di­rec­tor for com­mu­ni­ca­tions at the Col­lege of Saint Rose, said the school’s trade­mark was reg­is­tered in 2004. He de­clined to say how the col­lege would re­act if the NHL fran­chise con­tin­ued to pur­sue its ap­pli­ca­tion to use the nick­name.

“It’s only the first pe­riod, I don’t want to get too far ahead,” Alexan­der said. Saint Rose does not have a hockey team.

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