There have reports over who owns the JETS trademarks. Some have said that the JETS trademarks are owned by the old Jets owner and as a result the new owners can't use the name.
That's not the case. As per my column a few slots down, the NHL owns the JETS trademarks. In fact, the NHL filed new trademark applications for the WINNIPEG JETS marks after the team moved.
All this means is that if the new owners want the JETS marks, they can have it. The NHL would just need to transfer them over.
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