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Cleveland MLB Team Challenges Trademark Apps for Natives, Foresters, More Nicknames

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Cleveland's MLB team might be narrowing down its options in the search for a new nickname.

According to Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 The Fan, the team is challenging trademark applications for several nicknames: Natives, Foresters, Warriors, Guardians, Cleveland Baseball Club, Heroes and Squires.

However, Ruiter noted that these nicknames may not even be considered. He wrote that challenging applications is "pretty standard" to prevent "independent parties" from making money on a future name change by holding the trademark in advance.

The team already owns trademarks for the names Blues, Naps and Bronchos, per Ruiter.