Texas Rangers Oppose Bacardi’s Application for Stylized “T” Trademark
Rangers Baseball LLC filed then suspended an opposition to Bacardi &
Co.’s application to register a trademark for a logo featuring the letter
“T,” stylized to feature points extruding from the middle of the character.
Opposition No. 91229825 (USPTO, suspended September 2, 2016).
The Texas Major League Baseball team filed its notice of opposition on
August 31, 2016, arguing a likelihood of confusion, and then two days
later filed a stipulation to suspend pending settlement negotiations. The
Bacardi application seeks to trademark the stylized “T” as well as “Tang”
for use on alcohol beverages for its spirit produced from tea leaves. The
product is currently available only in China.