Colts' trademark suit heard today

June 23, 1994|By Jon Morgan

A federal judge in Indianapolis is scheduled to hear arguments today in the NFL's trademark infringement suit against the CFL Colts.

The NFL has requested a court order barring the Baltimore club from using the name until the matter is settled at trial. The hearing begins at 9 a.m.

"Regardless of what happens [at today's hearing] we are going to appeal and do everything it takes," Colts owner Jim Speros said at a news conference at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

Speros has said he has asked the CFL to black out televised games on ESPN2 in Indiana this season. That games were carried in Indiana was the grounds on which U.S. District Judge Larry J. McKinney ruled he had jurisdiction in the case.

Speros also said he has a contingency plan on what to call the team if the NFL is awarded an injunction, but he did not reveal the plan.

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