UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The U.S. Army is going to battle with the National Hockey League’s newest team.
On Jan. 10, the Department of the Army filed a formal opposition with the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office against the Vegas Golden Knights for using a similar team name and a similar color scheme and logo.
While most Army teams are nicknamed the Black Knights, the U.S. Army Parachute Team has gone by the Golden Knights since the 1960s.
According to the filing, the Army “believes it will be damaged” by these similarities and that it will lead to confusion with the public.
On Thursday, the NHL expansion team said it strongly disputed the complaint, arguing, “We are not aware of a single complaint from anyone attending our games that they were expecting to see the parachute team and not a professional hockey game.”