MLS, Inter Miami dispute Inter Milan's U.S. trademark application

Apr 05, 2019 84

Major League Soccer contends that it will be damaged by a 2014 U.S. trademark application filed by Serie A club Inter Milan over usage of the term "Inter," according to a legal document filed by the league and obtained by ProSoccerUSA.

In a notice of opposition filed on March 25 to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, MLS says: "No one soccer team can claim exclusive rights to the term INTER, therefore Milan has no exclusive rights to the term INTER." MLS will introduce expansion Inter Miami CF as its 25th club for the 2020 season. The club, which counts David Beckham as one of its principal owners, will be formally known as Club Internacional de Futbol Miami.

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