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Sacramento Kings trademark Anaheim Royals name

Posted on: March 16, 2011 11:20 pm
Edited on: March 17, 2011 12:35 am
 
The Sacramento Kings have reportedly reserved new franchises names in case they relocate. Posted by Ben Golliver. maloofs

It's been nothing but bad news for fans of the Sacramento Kings lately, as all signs point to the franchise relocating to Anaheim. 

Wednesday's news hit like a gut punch: News10.net reported that a lawyer representing the team's ownership group, the Maloof family, has filed the necessary paperwork to reserve multiple names for the franchise in the event it relocates to Southern California. 
The United States Patent and Trademark Office received an application on March 3 by a Nevada corporation seeking the exclusive right to use the name "Los Angeles Royals."
Another application filed the same day reserves the name "Anaheim Royals." The city of Anaheim, which owns the Honda Center, has reportedly insisted that any team playing there carry the city's name.

The web domains losangelesroyals.com and anaheimroyals.com have also been registered within the past three weeks.
The Sacramento Bee also reported the filings.

This is a common, and necessary, legal step during a relocation effort, and it's not usually undertaken unless the ownership group is serious about a potential move.

During the former Seattle Supersonics' transition to Oklahoma City, website domain registration information was cited in the first reports of the franchise's name.

It's worth noting that the "Kings" team name is already taken in Southern California because the National Hockey League's L.A. Kings have been in existence since the 1960s. As for the Royals moniker, it dates back to the days before the Kings franchise settled in Sacramento, as the team had previously been called the Rochester Royals, Cincinnati Royals and Kansas City Kings.

In other words, this just got even more serious, folks. A report regarding the Kings' applications for the new names drew nearly 200 comments in less than four hours on Kings blog SacTownRoyalty.com. As many fans noted, the Kings recently played in throwback jerseys that bore the name "Royals." Brutal.
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Since: May 7, 2009
Posted on: March 17, 2011 8:02 pm
 

Sacramento Kings trademark Anaheim Royals name

Yes, it has to do with money.  Lots of it in Orange and SD counties.

On your other point, the Clippers do make a lot of money as do the Lakers.  That's why it's obvious that another team can exist in SoCal.



Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: March 17, 2011 7:55 pm
 

Sacramento Kings trademark Anaheim Royals name




Since: Apr 17, 2009
Posted on: March 17, 2011 7:23 pm
 

Sacramento Kings trademark Anaheim Royals name

at least they are smart enough to change the team name to give the team a new beginning.. still think  memphis 'grizzlies' is stupid..



Since: Mar 2, 2008
Posted on: March 17, 2011 4:55 pm
 

Sacramento Kings trademark Anaheim Royals name

It is only temporary until they finally can get this team into San Jose.  Why else take a hit in that region during relocation?  This is only a temp move to get every pro franchise they own to San Jose the moment they get them another building.

One step at a time with these owners.



Since: Jan 15, 2009
Posted on: March 17, 2011 4:32 pm
 

Sacramento Kings trademark Anaheim Royals name

3 teams in Southern California's Los Angeles area? That seems somewhat silly. You'll have the Lakers and two other teams very few people care about, partially cause they have a recent history of stinking up the joint. The Clippers have basically always stunk. And as soon as Griffin is a free agent, he's bolting. Donald Sterling ain't moving the Clippers; he makes too much money off them. But why would you stick the Sacramento Kings there, too? I'm befuddled. I'm sure it has to do with money. ... somehow. 



Since: Jul 9, 2008
Posted on: March 17, 2011 4:14 pm
 

Sacramento Kings trademark Anaheim Royals name

The Maloofs are doing a terrible job handling relocating. The way they are treating their fans during this whole season is just awful with all of the poking and ticking hints of going to Anaheim. It's unbelievable and unbearable. On Joe Maloofs twitter he even hinted: 

 

"[...] There is going to be a great rivalry between the Clippers and Kings for years to come." 

 

The way they are doing it now, I'd wish they would just go and make it quick. Torturing you're fans slowly and painfully is just sick.






Since: Feb 14, 2007
Posted on: March 17, 2011 3:35 pm
 

Sacramento Kings trademark Anaheim Royals name

why dont they just relocate this team and move it to las vegas dont these two maloofons or baffons have a casino in vegas?



Since: May 9, 2010
Posted on: March 17, 2011 2:53 pm
 

Sacramento Kings trademark Anaheim Royals name

Brutal? Hardly. Brutal is getting your head cut off under water by a piece of sheet metal as a tsunami wipes your town off the map. 


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