A report from the Fayetteville Observer in North Carolina claims the Army Golden Knights Parachute team was not aware of the Vegas hockey team using the same name.
Alison Bettencourt, a spokeswoman for the Army Marketing and Research Group in Arlington, Virginia, said the group learned of the NHL team’s name through media accounts Wednesday. “We’re reviewing the situation and figuring out what the way ahead would be,” she said. -Steve DeVane, FayObserver.com
This has led to a firestorm on social media wondering if the Vegas Golden Knights may have to change their name within a week of unveiling it to the world.
The Creator confirmed they never checked in with the parachute team, but insists there are no problems with the team name.
We have no issue with co-use of the name. West Point was aware of the Black Knight idea but I never communicated to anyone about Golden Knights as I wanted to keep the circle small of insiders. I just focused on clearing the name for Trademark and Trade Name purposes. -The Creator