Chargers File For Los Angeles Trademarks
The San Diego Chargers have filed for the trademarks for what may be its new name: the "Los Angeles Chargers" and "LA Chargers", reports the L.A. Times.
The report says the team applied for the trademarks two days after the NFL approved the Rams' relocation to Los Angeles last week.
After the Rams were approved, the Chargers were given the option to negotiate to share the Rams stadium in Inglewood, CA, which will be completed in 2019.
The filing seeks to own the rights to phrases on everything from football helmets and jewelry to toys and Christmas ornaments.
Officials for both the Chargers and Rams met on Monday in their first negotiations, though neither side have commented on the process.
The NFL have given the Chargers two options: move to Los Angeles, or receive $100 million towards a stadium in San Diego. The team has until January 2017 to come to an agreement with the Rams. Otherwise, the Raiders have the option to move to L.A. ... or $100 million toward a solution in Oakland.