White Sox and Red Sox Oppose "GAMESOX" for Vehicle Mirror Cover
Our latest Hot Stove League case involves a strange double-header: my Chicago White Sox have teamed up with the Boston Red Sox to oppose an application to register the mark GAMESOX for a "vehicle accessory, namely, decorative item for a vehicle mirror." Applicant S & C Concepts, LLC of Springdale, Arkansas, submitted the specimen of use shown immediately below. Boston Red Sox Baseball Club Limited Partnership and Chicago White Sox, Ltd. v. S & C Concepts, LLC, Opposition No. 91185694.
The Opposers claim that the applied-for mark is likely to cause confusion, or create a false association, with their various SOX marks used for a "wide variety of goods and"services, including, without limitation, vehicle accessories." [Somewhere among my personal treasures I have a Chicago White Sox license plate].
So what do you think about this one? Would the Sox prevail if this case went to final decision?
TTABlog comment: I recall attending a game in Comiskey Park in which Ted Williams dropped a fly ball and then hit a home run over the right field roof. Can anyone verify that this occurred? [Not that I attended, but that the Splendid Splinter did this].
Here's a trivia question for you baseball fans: when I played softball with Morgan Finnegan in New York, I was nicknamed "the Stick." What Yankee player was given that monicker?
Text Copyright John L. Welch 2009.