The L.A. Chargers Trademark Filing Doesn’t Mean the Team Is Leaving
The L.A. Times and other outlets are reporting that the owners of the Chargers have applied to register two intriguing trademarks: “LA Chargers” and “Los Angeles Chargers.” But that’s not necessarily a confirmation that the team’s done with San Diego.
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Fans attend the Chargers' last home game of the 2015 season at Qualcomm Stadium.
Last week, the professional football team that still calls San Diego home filed applications to trademark “Los Angeles Chargers.”
Don’t panic: This doesn’t necessarily mean that the team is moving to L.A.
On Jan. 14, the Chargers Football Company LLC filed applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to register “LA Chargers” and “Los Angeles Chargers” as trademarks in connection with a variety of goods and services, including merchandise such as toys and apparel, and, of course, “professional football games and exhibitions.”
The team’s filings simply state that the organization has a bona fide intent to use those trademarks at some point in the next few years.
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