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Old USFL vs. New USFL Settle Trademark Suit, Fox Will Now Carry The Torch

In March, the old USFL filed a motion to seek a preliminary injunction blocking Fox Sports from using the USFL name and team names ahead of its kick-off of the 2022 season. The legal proceedings have gone on for months and are now over.

Ben Fischer of Sports Business Journal reports that Fox Sports has settled its trademark suit with the old USFL.

“Settlement talks began in April, after a judge rejected the plaintiffs’ demand for an injunction blocking the start of the new league but found the former owners were “likely to prevail” if it went to trial.”

Fox argued that the original USFL owners abandoned the trademarks and were legitimately obtained in 2011.

The Old USFL told Fisher about the agreement.

“We believe that this agreement will allow the league to be a continued success. It protects the legacy of the original league and helps Fox carry the torch going forward.”

A statement from the USFL called the agreement mutually beneficial.

“The parties reached a mutually beneficial agreement, and the plaintiff dismissed its case. The USFL is looking forward to another great season in the Spring.”

The new USFL completed its first season in July and will return for season two in 2023. The hope now is that the USFL will be able to use its history from the 1980s. Embrace old players and coaches and have them be part of season two. Plus, acknowledge past champions and stats.

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