CFLs seek name overruling today

August 03, 1994

Baltimore's nameless Canadian Football League team was to make what may amount to a last stand for its chosen name today in a Chicago courtroom.

Attorneys for the franchise were to try to persuade a panel of U.S. Court of Appeals judges to throw out a court order issued last month by an Indianapolis federal judge.

The injunction, sought by the NFL, temporarily barred the CFL team from calling itself the Baltimore CFL Colts or any similar-sounding name likely to be confused with the NFL's Indianapolis Colts.

A decision was not expected today, but team owner Jim Speros said another loss now could lead him to re-examine his crusade.

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