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    this name sucks

    http://www.netsdaily.com/2010/12/13/...yn-new-yorkers

    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".

    There's no indication in the US Patent and Trademark Office files that the Nets are associated with the lawyers. A spokesperson for the team declined comment Monday when asked by NetsDaily about the trademark applications. 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.

    Separately, the URL, brooklynnewyorkers.com, has also been registered in recent months. The URL was registered through a proxy domain register. The owner is not identified.



    The two lawyers seeking the trademark as well as the two attorneys of record on the applications are associated with the Philadelphia firm of Pepper Hamilton, one of the nation's most prestigious. Of the four lawyers, three have experience in trademark protection and intellectual property.

    In each case, the trademark sought is for clothing including among other things: shirts, jerseys, jackets, athletic uniforms, headbands, hats, caps and footwear.

    The logos, more concepts than finished drawings, make it clear the trademarks are for a Brooklyn basketball team. In one, a basketball player straddles the Brooklyn Bridge. In another, the words, "Brooklyn New Yorkers" fronts a basketball featuring a world map while in a third, another version of "Brooklyn New Yorkers" is imposed on a basketball. The Patent and Trademark Office continues to review the applications.

    The decision to seek trademark protection around the time the team informed the NBA it would be changing its name from the "New Jersey Nets". The NBA requires a team to file two years prior to a name change but it does not require a team to state what the new name will be. Under an agreement with the Empire State Development Corp., the Nets' new name must include either "Brooklyn" or "New York" in its name.
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    Well isn't the "Brooklyn New Yorkers" clever?!?! Maybe the Pacers need to change their name to the Indiana Hoosiers....oh wait.....

    lmao. They should try harder.

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    That's creative.

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    I hate it. Its just as stupid as the Houston Texans
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    If anyone read the article you would know that this is clearly not definite.

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    as a fellow Brooklynite

    Not feelin that name
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    Absolutely terrible. Why can't they just have fans come up with some names or something? Or at least see what the response to their idea is.

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    If anyone read the article you would know that this is clearly not definite.
    Yeah, and the little logo they have looks really bush league. I hope it's not true. Like someone else said, I never liked Houston Texans and this certainly isn't any better.

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    Maybe the worst sports name I've ever heard.

    Extremely lame attempt to lure Knicks fans in New York away and make the Nets seem like "theirs"

    Houston Texans is lame, but I think it rolls off the tongue alright. This is just awful.

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    LOL, subconsciously while looking at 90's Wu Tang avatar all I could think of was "Brooklyn Zoo"


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    Too confusing with the other team in the city.

    How about the Brooklyn BigApples?

    the Brooklyn Ballers?

    the Brooklyn Boroughs?

    the Brooklyn Blunt B@st@rds?
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    If you're going to change it, the only thing that would work is the Brooklyn Dodgers.


    Otherwise, just keep it the Brooklyn Nets.

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    Horrible.

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    Yeah, and the little logo they have looks really bush league. I hope it's not true. Like someone else said, I never liked Houston Texans and this certainly isn't any better.
    What about "Indiana Hoosiers"?

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    Too confusing with the other team in the city.

    How about the Brooklyn BigApples?

    the Brooklyn Ballers?

    the Brooklyn Boroughs?

    the Brooklyn Blunt B@st@rds?
    I like that.

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    It's common practice for companies to trademark names with no intention of using them, but I doubt this is the Nets. I find it almost impossible that they would use a name as clunky and awkward sounding as Brooklyn New Yorkers.

    The logo is definitely suspect. There is a 0% chance this would ever be an NBA logo. The whole article is off. I don't think this has to do with the Nets. Looks more like a minor league team.

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    If anyone read the article you would know that this is clearly not definite.
    We know. What else would we post in this thread besides nothing??

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    We know. What else would we post in this thread besides nothing??
    You nailed it.

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    What's wrong with just keeping the NETS name. Brooklyn Nets sound fine to me.
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    Brooklyn New Yorkers = The peak of true creativity.

    Nothing like adding 3 letters to the end of your city and state...
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    LOL, subconsciously while looking at 90's Wu Tang avatar all I could think of was "Brooklyn Zoo"


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    In honor of their faithful working class:

    The Brooklyn Bricklayers.
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    I think it sounds good, sue me.

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    I saw a few years ago (when the whole Nets-to-Brooklyn rumors picked up steam) that the name "Brooklyn Knights" was trademarked... I liked that.

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    Houston Texans, anyone?

    My guess is that this is subtle *** kissing; a way to fully immerse themselves with the New Yorkers (residents, not the team) and hoping to convert some Knicks' fans in the process.

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