Rams trying to butt out other Rams
Calgary Memorial Senior High School in Calgary, Alberta, is fighting the Los Angeles Rams over the rights to a nickname.
Central Memorial has used the nickname "Rams" since 1908, but now the National Football League team wants to gain exclusive North American rights to the name. Calgary lawyers have countered by filing a statement of opposition with the Registrar of Trademarks.
An attempt to negotiate shared use of the Rams name failed.
"They were taking the position that they weren't prepared to give us an offer of settlement, and we were instructed by the board to file a statement of opposition," said Martha O'Connor, a school board lawyer.