Mets claim medical service company stole their trademark
Just when the Mets thought their season couldn’t get any worse — a Florida company has come along and “stolen” its trademark, the team contends.
Comprehensive Health Services, a source for workforce medical services, registered a “METS” trademark for its proprietary Medical Exam Tracking System, trademark records show.
The Cape Canaveral-based METS, according to the trademark application, provides “online non-downloadable cloud-based and client-server software for generating, managing and exchanging medical information.”
The Flushing, NY, Mets, in a notice of opposition filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office on July 24, are objecting to the award of the trademark to the Florida outfit.
The baseball Mets claim both companies are practically in the same business and the public could be confused.
The Mets provide “online non-downloadable software online for the purpose of facilitating organization of information about baseball games, events and venues,” the MLB team said in its filing.
Besides, the baseball Mets plead, they filed for the Mets trademark in March 1966 — beating the Florida squad to the punch by 49 years.
Apparently that’s enough for the MLB team, whose logo includes a backdrop of Gotham’s skyline, to take further issue with a METS’ mark that depicts what its application calls a “stylized heart rate line.”
Neither side returned requests for comment.