There’s a new consensus in town… for now.
The Buffalo Bills have made a legal decision that hasn’t been initially well received by fans of the team. Via Twitter, Josh Gerben, founder of Gerben Intellectual Property, indicated that the Bills have filed an application for the trademark: “Bills Mafia” on Monday.
The original name was created by a grassroots movement within the Bills fan base, headline by co-founder Del Reid and 26 Shirts. The clothing brand sells items, like the team intends to do with their attempt to trademark the name, yes, but also donates proceeds to charity and other worthwhile causes.
As of the original report, the team and 26 Shirts has yet to comment on the trademark decision. Perhaps down the line, or within hours even, there could be a statement made or a change to the story that smooths things out. But all things considered as of now, fans of the team are actually not really fans of the team doing this. Social media has since erupted with a disapproval:
As referenced, perhaps the circumstances are not what it appears right away. This news can certainly evolve. Stay tuned to Bills Wire for the latest updates.