The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office dismissed one of Inter Miami's key claims that it should not be forced to change its name due to a copyright claim filed by Inter Milan.
Inter Milan claim that Inter is synonymous with the Serie A side.
MLS is battling Inter Milan's copyright claim on the grounds that Inter is "merely descriptive" and on the "likelihood of confusion".
Inter Miami will likely have to win the claim based on Inter being a descriptive term.
Inter Milan must show that Inter is inherently distinctive, and that consumers associate the term "Inter" with the Italian club.