LAFC Get Their “Wings?” Expansion Club Trademarks Nickname

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by BILL REESE

Is the imminent MLS expansion side Los Angeles FC adding some character to their nondescript moniker?

Empire of Soccer has discovered that Major League Soccer has trademarked the terms “LAFC Wings” and “The Wings,” both featuring the side’s art deco angel wing logo above the trademark name.

The trademark was filed last week on March 17th. While many sports leagues don’t file their trademarks until days—if not hours before their announcements go public—Major League Soccer has had a pattern of filing their trademarks weeks, if not months before formal announcements are made.

Just last month, MLS filed trademarks for “Minnesota FC” and “MNFC” just a day after a Brian Straus SI report on how Minnesota United FC of the NASL would be forced to drop “United” upon their entry into MLS at the request of Atlanta United FC owner Arthur Blank.

It’s doubtful that LAFC will re-brand themselves as LAFC Wings. More than likely, the team is attempting to establish their own nickname while simultaneously preventing unauthorized retailers from profiting off the nickname. If fans are going to call LAFC “The Wings,” the club may as well own rights to that name.

This reporter hopes that LAFC wishes to attract legendary Beatle and Wings frontman Paul McCartney to join the laundry list of celebrity co-owners at the club.

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2 months 6 days ago

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Petes sause
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Petes sause
2 months 6 days ago

Any news about their stadium?
I feel like Minnesota and Atlanta are behind schedule with their uniforms.
By the way, LAFC nickname Should be the Hollywood boys.

Gutter Punk
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Gutter Punk
2 months 6 days ago

That nickname could not suck anymore if they tried.

The Don
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The Don
2 months 6 days ago

I have decided that, going forward, I will name all the teams after defunct 70’s bands. Look at what we have in store:

LAFC Wings
Kentucky Electric Light Orchestra
Cleveland Earth, Wind & Fire
St. Louis Sex Pistols
San Jose Clash (oh, wait…)

I may even have NYCFC change their name to the NYCFC Sugar Hill Gang.

How about Afrika Bambatta United?

I AM A GENIUS! I INVENTED SOCCER IN AMERICA!

Gutter Punk
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Gutter Punk
2 months 6 days ago

St. Louis Sex Pistols actually has a nice ring to it.

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[…] Un reporte de Empire of Soccer reveló que la franquicia angelina registró los nombres “LAFC … en la Oficina de Marcas y Patentes de los Estados Unidos. En ambos casos, los nombres aparecen acompañados por el ala que forma parte del escudo del club. […]

smurf040
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smurf040
2 months 5 days ago

rotf!! and these clowns want to be taken seriously?

Garber
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Garber
2 months 5 days ago

I will rename the league MLSUNITED
We will only play in the summer
All league owners must have modeling experience

Sunil
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Sunil
2 months 5 days ago

Yes, my Dark Lord. I worship you. I long to suck the nectar from your stem. You are the almighty and I am slavish in my devotion to you.

In the name of the Don
Single Entity
And Expanded Playoffs
Amen.

Garber
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Garber
2 months 5 days ago

I am working on bringing the world cup to the US for the first time ever.

Don
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Don
2 months 5 days ago

NYCFC will get an automatic bid to the quarter finals.
My rules.

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