The XFL Registers Trademarks for its Seattle Franchise

Today, commentators on Reddit and in the XFLBoard forums were discussing multiple trademark applications that were recently made by “Alpha Entertainment,” the XFL’s parent company.

The trademark registrations may indicate potential names for the Seattle franchise:

  • Seattle Wild
  • Seattle Force
  • Seattle Fury
  • Seattle Dragons
  • Seattle Surge

There is speculation that the registration of five names may lead to some sort of vote or contest for the fans to choose which name is preferred.Β  There is other speculation that the league has registered five names just to cloak their real team name choice in the run-up to a big reveal. Either way, we won’t know the Seattle team name until the league makes the official announcement.

Trademark attorney Josh Gerben has weighed in on his opinion for the multiple trademark filings:

Back in February, this web site asked its followers to choose team names for all eight XFL franchises. The names the fans chose were:

Seattle (2225Β Β total votes)

  1. Wolfpack – 9.5%
  2. Sasquatches – 8.8%
  3. Lumberjacks – 8.5%
  4. Emeralds – 8.4%
  5. Sea Monsters – 7.3%
  6. Tridents – 6.4%
  7. Steelheads – 6.2%
  8. Stingrays – 5.8%
  9. Orcas – 4.9%
  10. Scream – 4.9%
  11. Timberwolves – 4.8%
  12. Knights – 3.8%
  13. Kings – 3.3%
  14. Lynx – 3.2%
  15. Silencers – 2.9%
  16. Stallions – 2.9%
  17. Needle – 2.9%
  18. Sonics – 0.4% (write-in)
  19. Grunge – 0.2% (write-in)
  20. Supersonics – 0.2% (write-in)
  21. Kraken – 0.2% (write-in)
  22. Reign – 0.2% (write-in)
  23. Storm – 0.2% (write-in)
  24. Dragons – 0.1% (write-in)
  25. Rain – 0.1% (write-in)
  26. Seals – 0.1% (write-in)
  27. Thunder – 0.1% (write-in)

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