The Texas Rangers is a Dallas-Fort Worth-based professional baseball team. They play in the MLB (Major League Baseball) as a member of the AL (American League) West Division. The team’s name is shared with a famous law enforcement agency.
The Rangers spent years (1994-2019) playing at Globe Life Park (Choctaw Stadium) but now play at Globe Life Field in Arlington.
The franchise was born in 1961 when an expansion team, the Washington Senators, moved to Minnesota and became the Twins. After the 1971 season, the new Senators moved to Arlington and debuted as the Rangers the following year. The Rangers have made several appearances in the MLB postseason, including post-championships in 1996, 1998, 1999, 2010, 2011, 2015, and 2016 and as a wildcard in 2012. In 2010, the Rangers passed the division series for the first time by defeating the Tampa Bay Rays. The team then won their first AL pennant by beating the New York Yankees in half a dozen games. In the World Series 2010, the franchise first, the Rangers lost to the San Francisco Giants. They lost the 2011 World Series to the St. Louis Cardinals the following year.
From 1961 to 2022, the Rangers’ all-time regular season win-loss record was 4,632-5,115.
Famous Texas Rangers trademarks
With a history spanning decades and impressive value, the Texas Rangers have a recognizable brand and plenty of intellectual property. All trademarks are registered by The Rangers Baseball LLC.
The most significant and one of the oldest trademarks on this list is the name of the Texas Rangers baseball team. The wordmark was registered in 1988 following its first use in commerce in1972. The trademark is registered for:
- Entertainment services, including baseball exhibitions
- Stickers, erasers, playing cards, baseball cards, paper clips, and other goods and services
- T-shirts, coats, sweatshirts, headbands, shoes, and other clothing
The “T” design mark, which forms a key part of the Rangers branding, has been used since 1986 and was registered in 1994. It’s now trademarked for use in:
- Keyrings and other novelty items
- Uniform jerseys, T-shirts, sweatshirts, baby clothes, knitted headwear, vests, nightgowns, and other clothing
- Education and information services related to exhibitions, competitions, and baseball games
- Stuffed toys, playing cards, Christmas tree ornaments, costume masks, baseball bats, dolls and related accessories, toy vehicles and related accessories, toy banks, and other toys and sporting goods
- Bracelets, earrings, cuff links, and other jewelry made of precious metal
- Dog collars and leashes
- Athletic bags, overnight bags, backpacks, duffel bags, tote bags, beach bags, and more
- Baseball themes watches
- Fabrics, including towels
The five-pointed star Texas Rangers logo has been subject to trademark filing since 1994. The trademark has been expanded since and applies to:
- Key tags, rings, and fobs made of metal
- Jewelry, tie clips, wrist watches, clocks, alarm clocks, belt buckles, etc., made of precious metal
- Playing cards, paper coasters, flags, etc.
- Metal bulletin boards, credit cards, etc.
- Electric erasers and pencil sharpeners
- Athletic bags, overnight bags, backpacks, and more
- Mugs, beverage glassware, plastic bottles, and more
- Shirts, clothing caps, headbands, berets, clothing wraps, and other clothing
- Entertainment services related to baseball exhibitions
- Baseballs, stuffed animals, surfboards, athletic supports, video game cartridges, toy banks, and other toys and sporting goods
Related: Trademarking a logo
Rangers Captain was introduced in 2002 as the mascot for the Texas Rangers. He’s a palomino-style horse dressed in the team’s colors. The mark consists of a stylized version of a horse standing on two legs and holding a baseball bat that rests on his shoulder. The horse is wearing a baseball uniform with the word “Rangers” across the horse’s chest. The baseball cap on the horse’s head bears a stylized “T”” The horse is wearing sneakers. The horse has a stylized Texas flag on the left shoulder. The trademark registration is pending, but the trademark application, if approved, will apply to:
- Headwear, jerseys, gloves, mittens, wristbands, and other clothing
- Stuffed toys, dice games, playing cards, dart shafts and flights, and other toys and sporting goods
- Christmas tree ornaments and decorations; Christmas tree skirts, Christmas stockings, flying disks, spinning fidget toys, action figures, balls for games, and gaming equipment, namely, poker chips, game tables, bowling balls, bowling pins, bowling bags, fishing rods, and reels, and lottery tickets
- Entertainment services, including baseball exhibitions, games, and events
- Providing news, information, and online journals related to sports and popular culture
- The organization of community sporting and cultural events
Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
The Texas Rangers baseball club registered the wordmark for the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington in 2007. It’s registered for use in:
- Posters, postcards, stamps, and other paper goods and printed matter
- Jigsaws, puzzles, and other toys
- Baseball games and exhibitions rendered live and broadcast via media, satellite, radio, and other entertainment services
- Providing other customary stadium services, including rental of stadium facilities and providing facilities for stadium tours and concerts; organizing and conducting sports contests and sweepstakes
- Fan clubs, organizing and conducting festivals featuring a variety of sports and entertainment activities, entertainment services related to displays of baseball, baseball games, baseball exhibitions, and baseball history, and entertainment services related to honoring players and fans
Texas Rangers Golf Club
The Texas Rangers Golf Club is an 18-hole golf course that serves the Arlington entertainment district. Following its first use in 2018, the trademark was registered with the USPTO in 2021 for use in:
- Golf clubs, equipment, and other sporting goods
- Christmas tree ornaments, lights, and skirts
- Game boards, game sets, and gaming equipment
- Entertainment services, namely, providing news, and information, related to sports and cultural events
- Organizing community sporting and cultural events
- Providing facilities for recreational park services; providing facilities for sports tournaments
- Clothing: headwear, shirts, sweaters, vests, bottoms, skirts, athletic uniforms, jerseys, jackets, shawls, clothing wraps, footwear, socks, scarves, gloves, and wristbands
Texas Rangers logo
The primary Texas Rangers logo consists of the “T” logo mentioned above, surrounded by a baseball and star design with the words ‘‘Texas Rangers’’. The logo was first seen in 2002 and is registered for use in:
- Caps, jerseys, T-shirts, tank tops, socks, board shorts, long-sleeve shirts, hoodies, caps, pullovers, and other clothing
- Stuffed toys, plush toys, card games, and other toys and sporting accessories
- Baseball games, exhibitions, and competitions, rendered live and via broadcast media and other entertainment services
- Fan clubs, organizing and conducting festivals featuring a variety of sports and entertainment activities; entertainment services like displays of baseball, baseball games, baseball exhibitions, and baseball history; entertainment services like honoring players and fans
- Temporary tattoos, bumper stickers, decals, journals, playing cards, scorecards, printed baseball game programs, and other printed matter and paper goods
- Watches, bracelets, charms, earrings, jewelry, medallions, and other accessories made of precious metal
- Electrical and scientific apparatus related to baseball, including personal digital assistant cases and more
The Texas Rangers have a large net worth of more than 1.5 billion dollars, some of which are made up of intellectual property, so protecting their unique branding and reputation is crucial.
The Texas Rangers own quite a few trademarks, but they’re not the most prolific trademark owners, with only around 40 registered trademarks. Still, these trademarks are significant and cover the primary logos, team name, and the team’s much-loved mascot.