Bloomberg Law
April 15, 2022, 4:23 PM

USFL Set for Saturday Kickoff After Fox Beats Bid to Stop Games

Peter Hayes
Peter Hayes

Fox Sports’ kickoff of the new USFL set for Saturday was green lighted after the Central District of California denied a request for an injunction by a group of former league team owners.

“Fox’s USFL franchise is an unabashed counterfeit,” Real USFL LLC alleges. It seeks to bar the league from using the USFL name or any of the original 18 USFL team names and logos.

Real USFL has shown a protectable ownership interest in the league and team trademarks, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled Thursday. But an injunction isn’t appropriate because Real USFL ...