Wembley FC & Wembley's ongoing brand dispute

The battle between Wembley Football Club and the FA/Wembley National Stadium has progressed to the next stage: readers will recall that the non-league club’s EU trade mark was cancelled following action by the world-famous stadium. 

 

Robert MacGinn, Head of Brands at Laytons LLP, with the BBC’s Chris Slegg.

Robert MacGinn, Head of Brands at Laytons LLP, with the BBC’s Chris Slegg.

The club has now appealed – although having filed its evidence under the cloak of confidence – the nature of its submissions is as yet unknown.  Now the stadium has the opportunity to respond, which it must do early in 2018.  We shall keep watching from the sidelines as this contest heats up.

Head of Brands, Robert MacGinn was interviewed by the BBC over the dispute stated that it was very unlikely that the club would be forced to change their name. 

 

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