The name Golden Knights has been recognized internationally as the Army’s elite parachute team for more than 50 years. The owner of the Vegas Golden Knights hockey team obviously has a desire to link himself to the Army following his service.
Some say the team should be able to use the name, as one is a private business and the other a government entity. They say no one would confuse a hockey team and a military unit. Using this logic, could I open a business called Golden Knights Ice Cream or Tacos. How about an auto dealership? Maybe even some variation of other casino names.
I have known of the Golden Knights since they performed at Nellis AFB in the early ’60s. This is money leveraging itself against high schools and the military with years-long established names and logos. Which will win in Nevada: money, or justice and logic?