The Washington Commanders are expected to soon be under new ownership, but the NFL team is now facing a new challenge over its name.
The franchise’s request to trademark the name “Washington Commanders” has been denied by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
The May 18 decision was made due to what the USPTO called “likelihood of confusion” between the team and the Commanders Classic college football game between the Air Force and Army.
In addition, D.C.-area resident Martin McCaulay already submitted trademark applications for the names “Washington Space Commanders” and “Washington Wolves Commanders,” in hopes of guessing the NFL team’s name.
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