baseball.jpgIPNews® – The New York Yankees have rights to the nickname Evil Empire and can prevent other companies from registering the name as a trademark, according to a recent ruling by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Evil Enterprises filed a trademark application for BASEBALL’S EVIL EMPIRE, which the Yankees opposed.  Though the Yankees have never attempted to register the nickname or use it in commerce, the board ruled that the name has become so synonymous with the Yankees that the team has rights to the trademark.

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