Guardians at risk? There’s already a team in Cleveland with that name and they don’t play baseball.

Guardians at risk Theres already a team in Cleveland with

A little less than a week ago the still Cleveland Indians announced their new name beginning the following MLB season, calling themselves the Guardians., having a somewhat lukewarm reception among the team’s fans and the general public. The truth is that the team could not continue to carry that name, and although without the historical roots from “Indians”, Guardianes represents the city quite well.

However, there is a problem: There is already another sports team in Cleveland that goes by the name Guardians: The city’s roller derby team, which is called the Cleveland Guardians and could lead to many legal problems for the still Indians due to the possible dispute of the name that his brothers on skates have had since at least 2014, the year they were founded.

Roller derby is a track sport where traditional skates are used, and the Guardians team of that discipline own the trademark of the name, in addition to the web domain of, in addition to the Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts of @ClevelandGuardians, which would be a problem for the MLB team, since he also @Guardians at Disney owns it for his franchise, Guardians of the Galaxy.

However, this does not mean that the Tribe still cannot make use of its name, since it was registered with the patent office without any problem. The truth is that there is also a sector of fans that resists the change from Indios to Guardianes, since there are even some who have offered to pay lawyers so that the roller derby team maintains its name.

Gabriel Delgado

I started as a rookie on Al Bat in early 2018 and I am going into my third season covering Major League Baseball as a web reporter. I am a fan of the San Francisco Giants, a number one defender of Barry Bonds and a critic of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña are the future of baseball, Mike Trout is overrated, and the Astros deserved to be taken away from the World Series for cheating. Besides baseball, I also enjoy soccer, football, basketball, and just about any other game that includes a ball or a ball. I am also an amateur musician, penniless gamer and very nerdy. Graduated in journalism from the University of Guadalajara, I graduated in 2017. Born in the shrimp capital of the world, Escuinapa, Sinaloa. I lived in Australia for a while; i survived giant spiders, tasmanian devils and fought a kangaroo and didn’t die trying.

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