Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Raiders Discover What's in a Name and a Trademark

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Raiders Discover What's in a Name and a Trademark

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A handful of people paid up to $275 for the "Las Vegas Raiders" trademark when news of the team's potential move from Oakland surfaced in January 2016.

The applications for the various uses of the Las Vegas Raiders name put in by the team in August are still in limbo as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office evaluates earlier applications for the name.

Air-freight company owner Lane Blue, a Las Vegas clothing company owner, a Houston pain management doctor and a Boston gym owner are among those who applied for the trademark.

Blue, whose bid was denied by the federal government, said his goal was to stop the team from moving.

For Ross Notaroberto, the gym owner, applying for the trademark was done "out of boredom, really. I would've been happy with a couple of tickets to a game. …

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