When it rains, it pours.
As if Inter Miami didn’t have enough on its plate, reports recently surfaced that Italian soccer giants F.C. International have filed trademark opposition to Inter Miami use of the aforementioned name. I was able to confirm this after obtaining the documentation before the USPTO. This matter has actually been going on for quite some time. So long, that there is a trial schedule set in the matter.
This would obviously provide a huge headache for Inter Miami and MLS, though the prospects for F.C. International prevailing are less than certain. The last time I went over Trademark issues, it involved the prospective MLS franchise trying to trademark Detroit City SC. It…didn’t go well for them.
I’ll be back later with more on this developing story.