Army, Las Vegas Golden Knights reach agreement to end trademark dispute

A soldier with the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, participates in the Thunder Over the Boardwalk Air Show in Atlantic City, N.J. on Aug. 23, 2017.


By JESSE GRANGER | The Las Vegas Sun | Published: July 20, 2018

The Vegas Golden Knights’ long trademark battle with the U.S. Army has finally come to an end, the team announced today.

Team Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bill Foley announced that the sides entered into a trademark coexistence agreement regarding usage of the ‘Golden Knights’ mark and name.

The Army will continue using the name Golden Knights and variations of it in connection with its parachute exhibition team.

“We are pleased that we have agreed to coexist regarding the use of the ‘Golden Knights’ mark and name,” Foley said in a statement. “Our discussions with the Army were collaborative and productive throughout this entire process. We are appreciative of their efforts and commitment to reaching an amicable resolution.”

The Army had filed a trademark oppositions against the team’s two trademark applications — Vegas Golden Knights and Las Vegas Golden Knights.

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