The newly renamed Cleveland Guardians aren’t the one Guardians on the town.
When the Cleveland Indians introduced their title change final week, the transfer was met with a blended response amongst baseball followers. It additionally raised a pink flag with an area curler derby group named the… Cleveland Guardians.
That would spell bother for the baseball membership, as their neighbors on skates are the homeowners of the clevelandguardians.com area, in addition to social media monikers it is likely to be fascinated about — @ClevelandGuardians on Instagram and Fb.
Utilizing @Guardians will not be an possibility both, because the deal with is owned by Disney and its “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise.
Whereas the curler derby group seems to have deserted its trademark, the Bryant Road Sports activities LLC of New York filed for emblems protections for “Cleveland Guardians” in 2020. The Indians objected to the applying this month, and the submitting was withdrawn on July 21 — which can signify the edges labored one thing out, or that the baseball group filed its personal software.
That will simply depart the URL — with an unknown possession calendar with the curler derby group having first proper of renewal — and social media handles to be labored out.
The Indians don’t plan to make the Guardians change till after the 2021 season, so there’s a while to work issues out, although with the group 5 video games out of an AL wild-card spot with 65 video games left within the common season, there could not an entire lot of it left.