Electronic Arts has filed trademarks for “EA Sports FC,” a discovery that is interesting given EA’s recent announcement that it might abandon the FIFA name in the future.
Some believe EA Sports FC could be among the titles that EA is considering, should it not come to an agreement with FIFA for the inevitable FIFA 23.
Others have pointed out that this might also be a negotiation tactic to show FIFA that EA is serious. The trademark filings were posted in the UK on October 1 and October 4, which was before EA made its public disclosure on October 7 about potentially leaving FIFA behind, and they were spotted by VGC. Similar trademark filings do not appear to be published in the United States Patent & Trademark Office database.
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