Bloomberg Law
Feb. 28, 2022, 11:24 PM

Fox Sued Over Launch of ‘Counterfeit’ USFL by Former Owners

Joe Schneider
Joe Schneider
Bloomberg News

Fox Sports’ planned launch of the USFL this year is being challenged by former owners of the original American football league who claim the network is using its trademarks without permission in what is a “counterfeit” league.

The Real USFL LLC, a company formed to protect the trademarks of the 1980s spring football league, sued Fox Sports Monday seeking injunctions to stop the network from using the name USFL and any of the original league’s team names or logos.

“Fox has no claim to this legacy and no right to capitalize on the goodwill of the league,” the Real ...