Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Maloof files trademark papers for "Anaheim Royals" name

A Sacramento attorney representing the Maloof family, owners of the Sacramento Kings, earlier this month filed federal trademark registrations for the names "Anaheim Royals" and "Anaheim Royals of Southern California." The lawyer also registered the names Orange County Royals and Los Angeles Royals on that same date.

The filings, listed on the United States Patent and Trademark Office website, are dated March 3, days after the National Basketball Association granted the Kings an extended period to consider moving the team to Anaheim for the upcoming season.
NBA Commissioner David Stern confirmed the Kings have been in talks with Honda Center officials in Orange County.

Kings officials have declined to discuss any potential move. The attorney who filed the trademark names, Scott Hervey, could not be immediately reached Wednesday afternoon. Hervey is listed in federal registries as the "correspondent" for the Maloof Cup, a skateboard competition run by Joe and Gavin Maloof, co-owners of the Kings.

Also, on Feb. 23, an unknown entity filed for control of the Internet domain names "" and ""

The Kings have until April 18 to formally request the league allow it to move to a new city for the next season. Via Sacramento Bee