December 21st, 2011
10:57 AM ET
According to Disney news blog Stitch Kingdom, the Atlanta Braves aren't big fans of upcoming animated film “Brave.”
This summer, the Atlanta National League Baseball Club (owners of the Atlanta Braves), reportedly filed an objection to Disney’s attempts to trademark the title “Brave.” The team claims that the upcoming animated film’s moniker is already being used by their organization.
Although the Braves don’t own any trademarks for the word “Brave” (only “Braves”), they insist that damages will occur as a result of the trademarks being approved.
The team claims that they’ve used the singular form of Braves on merchandise, and say that “Brave” is used when referring to a single player (as opposed to the whole team being the “Braves.”)
The Walt Disney Company and the Atlanta National League Ball Club are said to be currently involved in private negotiations.
The 3-D fantasy adventure movie – produced by Pixar and released by Disney – will hit theaters June 22. The kids flick follows a courageous girl from the Highlands of Scotland.
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