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asandhu23
12-14-2010, 11:22 PM
There are signs the New Jersey Nets are considering renaming themselves the "Brooklyn New Yorkers" in two years when they move from Jersey to the NYC metropolitan area, and we just can't help but wonder if the Nets, or New Yorkers, are a lot better than this.

Two Philadelphia lawyers have filed for trademark protection for the name, along with three possible logos.



NetsDaily did a little digging, and this is what it came up with:

The logos, more concepts than finished drawings, make it clear the trademarks are for a Brooklyn basketball team. In one, a basketball player straddles the Brooklyn Bridge. In another, the words, "Brooklyn New Yorkers" fronts a basketball featuring a world map while in a third, another version of "Brooklyn New Yorkers" is imposed on a basketball. The Patent and Trademark Office continues to review the applications.

The decision to seek trademark protection around the time the team informed the NBA it would be changing its name from the "New Jersey Nets". The NBA requires a team to file two years prior to a name change but it does not require a team to state what the new name will be. Under an agreement with the Empire State Development Corp., the Nets' new name must include either "Brooklyn" or "New York" in its name.

This is where I have to remind you that the Nets are under no obligation to change their name, because they've been the New York Nets before. The franchise was originally an ABA team that played out in Long Island, named the "Nets" so as to fit in with the already-established New York Jets, and New York Mets. "Nets" never was, and doesn't have to be, a Jersey thing.

So there's really nothing wrong with the Brooklyn Nets, decision-makers. The "Brooklyn" lettering in the proposed logo is pretty cool, it looks like the sort of tagging you see on a subway car, but the "Brooklyn New Yorkers?"

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Are-the-New-Jersey-Nets-becoming-the-Brooklyn-N?urn=nba-295887

:puke:

xabial
12-14-2010, 11:26 PM
:laugh: :laugh2: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh2: :laugh: :laugh2:

xabial
12-14-2010, 11:27 PM
I like the logo Though. (Click on the OP's Link to see it)

210Don
12-14-2010, 11:29 PM
keep logo i mean the new one show in the link, keep nets

D1JM
12-14-2010, 11:36 PM
i thought they were going to be the brooklyn ballers?

LTBaByyy
12-14-2010, 11:39 PM
YALL KNOW THE NAME WILL GROW ON YALL!!!!! lol

I thought the Houston Texans was the worst name ever!!!!!!!!!! Now I love the name even though I hate the team

NYK_kidd77
12-14-2010, 11:41 PM
Thats horrible. It seems they are trying to appeal to New Yorkers even through the team name.

NYKNYGNYY
12-14-2010, 11:44 PM
terrible name awesome logo

AddiX
12-14-2010, 11:46 PM
i thought they were going to be the brooklyn ballers?

I didn't hear that, but that is one bad *** name.:D

Draco
12-14-2010, 11:48 PM
If they're trying to compete for the same fan base.. I give you.. Your Brooklyn EuKnicks!

LTBaByyy
12-14-2010, 11:49 PM
Other Logo's!!!!!

http://tmportal.uspto.gov/external/PA_TOWUserInterface/OpenServletWindow?serialNumber=85142665&scanDate=2010100432161&DocDesc=drawing&docType=DRW&currentPage=1&rowNum=5&rowCount=5&formattedDate=30-Sep-2010

http://tmportal.uspto.gov/external/PA_TOWUserInterface/OpenServletWindow?serialNumber=85142673&scanDate=2010100432190&DocDesc=drawing&docType=DRW&currentPage=1&rowNum=5&rowCount=5&formattedDate=30-Sep-2010

lvlheaded
12-14-2010, 11:52 PM
The logo is nice, the name is awful. Go with Brooklyn Nets.

bigsams50
12-14-2010, 11:54 PM
Meh. I've heard worse.

NYsFinest
12-14-2010, 11:57 PM
That logo looks like it belongs on a streetball video game.

LTBaByyy
12-15-2010, 12:00 AM
That logo looks like it belongs on a streetball video game.

Then its perfect!!! lol Reminds me of Rucker Park

RenegadeRiot36
12-15-2010, 12:01 AM
Really rolls off the tongue...

Actually its a god awful name. But the logo is pretty sick.

zo649117
12-15-2010, 12:02 AM
Sounds like a Semi-Pro team

Blazers#1Fan
12-15-2010, 12:03 AM
Other Logo's!!!!!

http://tmportal.uspto.gov/external/PA_TOWUserInterface/OpenServletWindow?serialNumber=85142665&scanDate=2010100432161&DocDesc=drawing&docType=DRW&currentPage=1&rowNum=5&rowCount=5&formattedDate=30-Sep-2010

http://tmportal.uspto.gov/external/PA_TOWUserInterface/OpenServletWindow?serialNumber=85142673&scanDate=2010100432190&DocDesc=drawing&docType=DRW&currentPage=1&rowNum=5&rowCount=5&formattedDate=30-Sep-2010

the second logo looks like KG



the logo should be of the BROOKLYN bridge

and the name should be The Brooklyn Knights

bryan71023
12-15-2010, 12:03 AM
As a New Jersey Nets fan I was hurt when I first heard about the Nets moving to Brooklyn now that I hear them changing the Nets name as well to the Brooklyn New Yorker??? I will no longer be a fan for this franchise and organization. As a fan, customer, and a human begin I am disgusted with the change. I can now understand how Charlotte and Seattle went through with this change and once this change is done I will no longer be associated with this team.

D Roses Bulls
12-15-2010, 12:03 AM
gosh, did a 7 year old come up with that name?

LTBaByyy
12-15-2010, 12:07 AM
gosh, did a 7 year old come up with that name?

It's better than the "Nets"

think about that lol people were prob saying the same thing when the Nets were created

Thats like naming a NBA team the Rims lol the Backboards lol

D Roses Bulls
12-15-2010, 12:07 AM
In Russia we put ball in hoop

D Roses Bulls
12-15-2010, 12:10 AM
It's better than the "Nets"

think about that lol people were prob saying the same thing when the Nets were created

Thats like naming a NBA team the Rims lol the Backboards lol

well maybe your right in a sense. I mean the nets are a pretty horrible team and people might get the wrong idea if they keep that name that the team gets the ball into the net which we all know they really don't that often.

NYKNYGNYY
12-15-2010, 12:12 AM
just shows how new jersey is the armpit of america

el_primo_nano
12-15-2010, 12:34 AM
Fail on so many levels. WOW

BYBLOS88
12-15-2010, 12:49 AM
terrible name awesome logo

:clap: im thinking the same exact thing

MIKE&IKE's
12-15-2010, 12:51 AM
the second logo looks like KG



the logo should be of the BROOKLYN bridge

and the name should be The Brooklyn Knights

that name is too baseball-y

arkanian215
12-15-2010, 12:54 AM
that name is too baseball-y

It's already a soccer team in brooklyn w/ the name.

HOZ THE KNICK
12-15-2010, 12:59 AM
this is ridiculous

pistonsfanomg
12-15-2010, 01:00 AM
Wow that logo go hard

Chi-Town Sports
12-15-2010, 01:11 AM
I doubt the word "Brooklyn" is written like that, it seems too much like graffiti

29$JerZ
12-15-2010, 03:17 AM
Knickerbocker > New Yorkers
That's a terrible idea for a name, at least the logo is respectable.

abe_froman
12-15-2010, 03:33 AM
It's better than the "Nets"


is it?

i'd much rather be called/root for nets than that,its like they're trying to hard.

JLynn943
12-15-2010, 03:41 AM
terrible name, horrible logo

Time2Dieeee
12-15-2010, 03:44 AM
how about the Brooklyn Dodgers, uh oh

HOZ THE KNICK
12-15-2010, 03:45 AM
how about the brooklyn dodgers, uh oh

i love your sig who is that?

Time2Dieeee
12-15-2010, 04:07 AM
i love your sig who is that?

my future wife ;)

Blazers#1Fan
12-15-2010, 04:11 AM
that name is too baseball-y

never heard of a baseball team called the knights

it would be better then the new yorkers that laughable atleast the knights sounds like the warriors of the east or maybe the Brooklyn Beasts

Blazers#1Fan
12-15-2010, 04:12 AM
my future wife ;)

sorry already married her hahahaaaaa

Time2Dieeee
12-15-2010, 04:15 AM
sorry already married her hahahaaaaa

:(

JordansBulls
12-15-2010, 09:28 AM
Why not Brooklyn Yankees

king4day
12-15-2010, 09:32 AM
I like the logo Though. (Click on the OP's Link to see it)

Logo is nice but kinda similar to the Warriors.

omdigga
12-15-2010, 09:35 AM
brooklyn ballers sounds cool to me..

Hindy27
12-15-2010, 09:41 AM
Knickerbocker > New Yorkers
That's a terrible idea for a name, at least the logo is respectable.
lol
I don't like the name 'New Yorkers' but Knickerbockers is the dumbest name in all sports.
Knicks doesn't sound too bad and you can see why they shortened it, because Knickerbockers is just stupid.
So....
Knicks = good
Knickerbockers and New Yorkers are both as pathetic as each other.


brooklyn ballers sounds cool to me..
Yeah, that's the one I like.
Brooklyn Brawlers is good but just won't happen, so Ballers will do nicely.

joeboow90
12-15-2010, 09:54 AM
wow that is the worst name i've ever heard for a sports team....brooklyn new yorkers?!? lmaooo ahah wow that's the most creative name they could come up with? i've seen people on PSD come up with names 10x better than that lol

Unruly Fan
12-15-2010, 10:39 AM
gosh, did a 7 year old come up with that name?

No but the a 7 year old did come up with the logos tho. They're all terrible!

Hugbees
12-15-2010, 11:54 AM
That logo looks like it belongs on a streetball video game.

for the sega genesis

Giaps
12-15-2010, 12:15 PM
Crap name. Stay in Jersey.

Cromedome
12-15-2010, 12:17 PM
They'll always be the New Jersey Nets to me.




Go Knicks.

NYG/NYC-RK
12-15-2010, 12:54 PM
Then its perfect!!! lol Reminds me of Rucker Park

How does the logo of the brooklyn bridge remind you of a park in harlem?

NYG/NYC-RK
12-15-2010, 12:56 PM
Where in brooklyn is the stadium/arena supposed to be built

FadeAwayLikeMJ
12-15-2010, 01:06 PM
lame name.

i vote "Brooklyn Style"

Unruly Fan
12-15-2010, 01:12 PM
That bridge concept is already taken i.e. Golden Gate Bridge in the Warriors logo - which, if I my add, is very nicely done.

And I must say again the logos proposed in this thread are absolutely horrendous (even as concepts)... Low grade and very unprofessional-looking. They remind me of some of the team logos you can choose from in NBA 2K11, maybe worse. :(

Ripper Gein
12-15-2010, 07:06 PM
JAJAJAJAJAJA thats almost as bad as the Anaheim Angels changing their name to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim......oh wait...........

cheetos185
12-15-2010, 07:12 PM
should take out New and make it brooklyn yorkers haha

WolvesJagsOs
12-15-2010, 07:12 PM
oh man, this would be stupid.

netsgiantsyanks
12-15-2010, 07:22 PM
It's better than the "Nets"
think about that lol people were prob saying the same thing when the Nets were created

Thats like naming a NBA team the Rims lol the Backboards lol

no it really isnt

netsgiantsyanks
12-15-2010, 07:24 PM
the brooklyn hightowers or the brooklyn ballers. if they actually change their name to the brooklyn new yorkers i'll slap myself.

ShakeN'Bake
12-15-2010, 07:28 PM
I don't like the name nor the logo :shrug:

NYK_kidd77
12-15-2010, 07:30 PM
The Brooklyn Bolsheviks