NY Yankees Oppose "NEW YORK EST. 1625" for Clothing
Some say the Yankees own New York after they won the "World" Series this year. Apparently the Yankees agree. They have opposed an application to register the mark NEW YORK in the design form shown below, for hats and shirts [NEW YORK disclaimed]. New York Yankees Partnership v. Elidan Corp., Opposition No. 91192050.
The Yankees rely principally on a Section 2(f) registration for the stylized mark shown below, for t-shirts and sweatshirts. The colors navy blue and white are claimed.
Here is one of Applicant's specimens of use:
So, who do you think would win this one, if it ever goes to a decision?
Text Copyright John L. Welch 2009.