Renaming the Cleveland baseball team (NOT FOR DEFENDING "INDIANS")

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Yeah, sure seems like it'll be Guardians based upon those filings. Hoynes comes out with an article saying they have the new name picked on the same day the team wins those filings? Done deal.
 

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I’m confused by Cleveland sports fans that have never heard of the Guardians.

They have been in countless “hype” videos for both Cavs and Indians games in stadium and on tv. They were in the player intro video for the Cavs for at least 2 years during Lebron era. The Cavs even had the guardians on their shorts for one of their alternate jerseys 3-4 years ago.

I think I’ve only driven on that bridge once in my life and like many here, have been to Cleveland countless times, but the guardians are pretty well shoved down your throat often.

Still the best name if you ask me though.
 
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I am not a lawyer but my guess is the Cleveland baseball team paid this woman off for the trademark mark (which is actually still in progress and hasn't been awarded yet), and this is basically the paperwork to transfer the trademark paper work to them
This is correct.

I am not privy to patent law in particular, but if this is like most other legal filings, the woman is withdrawing her application/claim for the trademark.

And with prejudice means that her legal team is saying that they will not be filing a future application or contesting the trademark any further.

She undoubtedly received a generous financial settlement.

So Guardians it is.

Edit: I was wrong. See below.
 

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This is correct.

I am not privy to patent law in particular, but if this is like most other legal filings, the woman is withdrawing her application/claim for the trademark.

And with prejudice means that her legal team is saying that they will not be filing a future application or contesting the trademark any further.

She undoubtedly received a generous financial settlement.

So Guardians it is.

Except it's filed by the opposer and served on the applicant. The memo also says the applicant hasn't signed the dismissal. I never did any trademark law so maybe this is just some weird form of filing. If the applicant had settled, though, I would have expected that counsel to file the dismissal.
 

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Except it's filed by the opposer and served on the applicant. The memo also says the applicant hasn't signed the dismissal. I never did any trademark law so maybe this is just some weird form of filing. If the applicant had settled, though, I would have expected that counsel to file the dismissal.
Oh shit!

There are more pages, I only saw the first page.

Admittedly I do not know much about patent or trademark law. So the Opposer, the Indians, are filing an abandonment application on behalf of the Applicants, the lady.

However, they don't have her signature. So they have 20 days to get her to sign off on it. If the paralegal's interpretation of the law is correct, without her signature the Indians' application will be rejected. But this interpretation could be wrong.

In other words, the Indians are claiming that her trademark claim has lapsed due to lack of use, or abandonment. An adverse application.

In trademark law, an abandonment claim argues that the trademark lapsed from a lack of use. That she sat on it for X number of years without ever exercising it. If abandoned, the Indians can claim it as their own and use it by filing their own trademark claim.

That she did not sign off on it may mean she is fighting this claim.

Or, they've come to an agreement, and for some reason they are filing an abandonment claim instead of her signing over the rights.

My question is that with this notice, if she fails to respond to the abandonment claim, will the Court rule in favor of the abandonment claim?

This is weird.
 

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I’m confused by Cleveland sports fans that have never heard of the Guardians.

They have been in countless “hype” videos for both Cavs and Indians games in stadium and on tv. They were in the player intro video for the Cavs for at least 2 years during Lebron era. The Cavs even had the guardians on their shorts for one of their alternate jerseys 3-4 years ago.

I think I’ve only driven on that bridge once in my life and like many here, have been to Cleveland countless times, but the guardians are pretty well shoved down your throat often.

Still the best name of you ask me though.

Throw me in the group that never heard of the Guardians until the name was brought up in this search.
 

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Throw me in the group that never heard of the Guardians until the name was brought up in this search.

This was one of the player intro videos I was thinking of for the Cavs that featured the Guardians. They had Varejao and Z transform out of the statues.

 
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