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Sports Professionals Networking Site Sues Over ‘Clubhouse’ Name

May 4, 2021, 9:02 PM

SBS Consulting Group LLC, the owner of a sports networking and education website for aspiring sports business professionals, filed a trademark infringement suit in the District of Arizona against Alpha Exploration Co. over its use of the Clubhouse name.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a trademark to SBS in December 2019 for the mark “The Clubhouse” for a website to provide networking opportunities; an on-line searchable database of employment opportunities; webinars and personal mentorship in the sports industry; and pages featuring blogs, articles, and podcasts, the complaint alleges.

In 2020, AEC launched a social media app called “The ...