Analysis

Vegas Golden Knights Trademark Refusal May Miss The Mark

By Zachary Zagger (December 9, 2016, 8:30 PM EST) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office refused trademark applications for the Las Vegas Golden Knights hockey team over the similarity to a registration for the Golden Knights of The College of Saint Rose, but experts questioned whether there really will be any confusion between the two because professional and college teams often share the same nickname.

The Las Vegas Golden Knights, or simply Vegas Golden Knights, unveiled the name and black, gold, silver and red color scheme of the National Hockey League's newest franchise with much fanfare last month. Team owner Bill Foley, the chairman of Fidelity National Financial Inc. and...

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