Possible Los Angeles Call of Duty League Franchise Name Found in Trademark Filings

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One of the Los Angeles Call of Duty League franchises could be named the LA Guerrillas, according to documents filed last week with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Two trademarks were filed Sept. 11 for "Los Angeles Guerrillas" and "LA Guerrillas." The owner of both applications is listed as KSE Call of Duty, LLC. KSE is short for Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, which was already announced as an owner of a new Call of Duty franchise. KSE also owns and operates the Los Angeles Gladiators in the Overwatch League under KSE Esports, LLC.

The attorney listed for the Guerrillas' trademarks is Andrea M. LaFrance, who is also listed on both the "LA Gladiators" and "Los Angeles Gladiators" trademarks for the Overwatch League. The address listed in the trademark application is 1000 Chopper Circle in Denver, Colorado, which is the address of the Pepsi Center -- also owned by Kroenke Sports and Entertainment.

Included in the application is goods and services, including "downloadable computer application software for mobile phones, namely, software featuring information in the field of esports." Goods and services listed on the trademark application also include clothing, such as backpacks, jerseys, baseball caps, hoodies and jackets (among others); toys, action figures and action figure accessories, toy figures and board games; electronic game competitions, entertainment services in the nature of esports leagues, and "entertainment services in the nature of production of live multimedia entertainment content featuring eSports; providing of training, namely eSports training."

There has been no formal announcement regarding the team name of the Los Angeles Call of Duty League franchise.

The Call of Duty League is set to feature 12 region-based teams. Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Florida, London, Los Angeles, Minnesota, New York, Paris, Seattle and Toronto are the 11 confirmed cities with LA hosting two. Immortals Gaming Club and KSE will each operate an LA franchise.

DBLTAP has attempted to contact KSE for comment and will update the story with any comment the organization provides.

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