Germany-based Mast-Jägermeister SE has filed its opposition to the Milwaukee Bucks trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The notice, filed Thursday, argues that there is a likelihood of confusion between the two logos, a false suggestion of connection and a dilution of the Jägermeister logo’s “distinctive quality.” The Bucks first applied for the trademark in April 2015 when they unveiled their new logos and colors. The team will have until January 17 to file an answer to Jägermeister’s notice.
The decision to sit Barnes on Friday night, the coach said, was unrelated to possible charges against him for his role in an altercation at a New York nightclub early Monday morning. Barnes watched Friday’s game in street clothes on the bench. “I was going to give him the Dallas game off (Wednesday),” Joerger said. “And I’m going to start doing that periodically, once a week, once every three or four games. And then I got to Dallas and I thought, if I have him sit out that night, then it looks like a discipline issue. So I played him that night.”
The NBA’s security staff is looking into the matter. According to a source close to the situation, the Kings also have hired an independent investigator. The source did not want to go on record because the individual did not have authority to speak on the matter.
Cops are closing in on arresting NBA player Matt Barnes for assaulting a woman during a raucous brawl at a Chelsea nightclub, sources said Friday. Barnes, 36, and fellow Sacramento Kings player DeMarcus Cousins, 26, have been under investigation for their role in the fight early Monday at the swanky Avenue nightclub on 10th Ave. near W. 17th St.
“They’ve got enough to charge Barnes with an assault on a woman,” a police source said. “It will probably be a misdemeanor assault on one of the females who was pushed or choked or sustained some sort of injury. She’s obviously cooperating.”
Members of Barnes’ entourage and others are also under police scrutiny. “They looked at several people inside the club,” “There were some people struck by bottles but that didn’t seem to come from the players. There was a little bit of a mini free for all.”