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AFLNerd36
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:33 pm    Post subject: Albany AFL Name Reply with quote

I think Firebirds is the best name, personally, but what do you think? Agree? Disagree?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree..Bring back the Firebirds nickname for the new Albany AFL franchise.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go make your feelings known, they are soliciting names!

http://www.albanyafl.com/fans/name-the-team/
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:03 am    Post subject: Re: Albany AFL Name Reply with quote

AFLNerd36 wrote:
I think Firebirds is the best name, personally, but what do you think? Agree? Disagree?


I went with the Firebirds also, choosing that would probably help brand recognition a bit.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:38 pm    Post subject: Albany AFL Name Reply with quote

ALBANY FIREBIRDS
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted Firebirds, but if that is off the table I keep coming up with Albany Empire, that sounds like a football team name.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ssnapier wrote:
I voted Firebirds, but if that is off the table I keep coming up with Albany Empire, that sounds like a football team name.


Reminds me of the Spokane Empire.... hopefully, the team lasts far longer than the Spokane team did....
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Their Facebook page posted an update with the opportunity to vote for the next team name on the TU's website. The choices:

Albany Phoenix
Albany Fire
Albany Empire
Albany Machine

(I knew I should have written in Fighting Blueberries...)

Fans have been asking on the Facebook page why they couldn't name the team the Firebirds. Every reply has said it was due to legal issues.

http://www.timesunion.com/sports/article/Fans-can-vote-for-Arena-team-name-12345379.php
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:42 am    Post subject: AlbaNY AFL name Reply with quote

[quote="518AFL"]Their Facebook page posted an update with the opportunity to vote for the next team name on the TU's website. The choices:

Albany Phoenix
Albany Fire
Albany Empire
Albany Machine

It appears that AlbaNY AFL has not submitted trademark requests for any of them yet?

Thay better nail them down ASAP, before someone else does.
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AFLNerd36
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:49 pm    Post subject: Re: AlbaNY AFL name Reply with quote

[quote="FirebirdDW"]
518AFL wrote:
Their Facebook page posted an update with the opportunity to vote for the next team name on the TU's website. The choices:

Albany Phoenix
Albany Fire
Albany Empire
Albany Machine

It appears that AlbaNY AFL has not submitted trademark requests for any of them yet?

Thay better nail them down ASAP, before someone else does.


There's a chance that they are in the process of securing the trademarks for all four names as we speak... and at least one or two of the other names may get used for other expansion teams in the AFL....
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:11 am    Post subject: Copyright Reply with quote

Just wondering, does anyone know who currently owns the name and logo for the Albany Firebirds?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:12 am    Post subject: Re: Copyright Reply with quote

VnAFL wrote:
Just wondering, does anyone know who currently owns the name and logo for the Albany Firebirds?


Jerry Kurz owns all of the Albany Firebirds intellectual property.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:33 am    Post subject: Re: AlbaNY AFL name Reply with quote

[quote="AFLNerd36"]
FirebirdDW wrote:
518AFL wrote:
Their Facebook page posted an update with the opportunity to vote for the next team name on the TU's website. The choices:

Albany Phoenix
Albany Fire
Albany Empire
Albany Machine

It appears that AlbaNY AFL has not submitted trademark requests for any of them yet?

Thay better nail them down ASAP, before someone else does.


There's a chance that they are in the process of securing the trademarks for all four names as we speak... and at least one or two of the other names may get used for other expansion teams in the AFL....


So I am not an expert on how trademarking works, but I think that the name is probably going to be the Albany Empire. Last night I searched on the US Patent and Trademark office website, and all four names on the list (Fire, Machine, Empire, Phoenix) were trademarked of course by the Albany Arena Football team. However, three of them (Fire, Machine, Phoenix) were trademarked on Nov 7. The "Albany Empire" was trademarked on Nov 22 after the contest closed. My guess is that all four were trademarked on the 7th before they opened the contest, and then, after the contest closed on the 15th, and the Albany Empire was the winner, the ownership group went back in and updated their trademarks and whatnot.

Just my guess.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:08 am    Post subject: Re: AlbaNY AFL name Reply with quote

[quote="Shaun_Albany"]
AFLNerd36 wrote:
FirebirdDW wrote:
518AFL wrote:
Their Facebook page posted an update with the opportunity to vote for the next team name on the TU's website. The choices:

Albany Phoenix
Albany Fire
Albany Empire
Albany Machine

It appears that AlbaNY AFL has not submitted trademark requests for any of them yet?

Thay better nail them down ASAP, before someone else does.


There's a chance that they are in the process of securing the trademarks for all four names as we speak... and at least one or two of the other names may get used for other expansion teams in the AFL....


So I am not an expert on how trademarking works, but I think that the name is probably going to be the Albany Empire. Last night I searched on the US Patent and Trademark office website, and all four names on the list (Fire, Machine, Empire, Phoenix) were trademarked of course by the Albany Arena Football team. However, three of them (Fire, Machine, Phoenix) were trademarked on Nov 7. The "Albany Empire" was trademarked on Nov 22 after the contest closed. My guess is that all four were trademarked on the 7th before they opened the contest, and then, after the contest closed on the 15th, and the Albany Empire was the winner, the ownership group went back in and updated their trademarks and whatnot.

Just my guess.


It won't be the Empire. IFL PARTNERS, LLC owns that trademark, as part of the Spokane Empire of the IFL.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IFL Partners owns the name Spokane Empire; they do not own the name Empire or Albany Empire.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any reason as to why it's taking so long to reveal the name just curious
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:41 pm    Post subject: What’s up with this? Reply with quote

http://www.albanyempire.com

Two teams in Albany with the same name?
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