NetsDaily.com reported that the new Brooklyn franchise for the New Jersey Nets have already unveiled their new logo and team name. This may very well be true. The team name is believed to be the Brooklyn New Yorkers. The domain name for the website was purchased, too. It is believed that two lawyers from Pepper Hamilton, which is a law firm from Philadelphia, hold the rights to trademark and everything with this.
“There’s no indication in the US Patent and Trademark Office files that the Nets are associated with the lawyers,” the site’s report reads. “A spokesman for the Nets declined comment Monday when asked about the trademark applications by NetsDaily. A spokesperson for Mikhail Prohorov’s Onexim Group told NetsDaily recently that the applications are ‘not ours.’ The attorney of record on three of the five applications has not responded to a request for information.”
Hopefully the dust clears on this issue.
But has to do with the Nets as read from Nets Daily:
On September 30, two lawyers associated with a large Philadelphia law firm sought trademark protection for the name, “Brooklyn New Yorkers”, three logos featuring either a basketball or a basketball player and the Brooklyn Bridge and even a slogan, “We Come to Play”.
These were the logos featured on Nets Daily:
I don’t see how these people could fool us like this. This most certainly has to do with the Nets.
I guess there you have it, folks.
The Nets will be the Brooklyn New Yorkers once they re-locate in 2012. Jeez, their new team name is more corny than the old one.