Earlier this month, the Army officially opposed the Vegas Golden Knights' trademark, saying it is remarkably close to that of the university's parachute team also dubbed the Golden Knights.
The Golden Knights had 40 days to respond officially or could lose their team name, but Chris Creamer has reported on Wednesday that both sides have started working on a settlement in his infamous trademark feud.
Creamer reports this:
"Black Knight Sports and Entertainment LLCC, the corporation which owns the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights filed a “Motion for Suspension for Settlement With Consent” with the Department of the Army last Thursday in order to “allow the parties to continue their settlement efforts”; the filing stated that “the parties are actively engaged in negotiations for the settlement of this matter”.
The motion was granted, proceedings from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in this case have been suspended 90 days; the “deadline to respond” originally set for February 19 is now April 25th, 2018."
The Vegas could however face another trademark issue if ever this one with the Army is settled. There is still the potential for opposition from The College of Saint-Rose who also use the Golden Knights name for their teams; the USPTO flagged their registration as one which could oppose but so far the college has continued to request extensions to decide whether they’d like to proceed or not.
Let's see how this unfolds...