Ex-MLBer says spring training makes Florida ideal for IP Bat suit

By Ivan Moreno (May 20, 2022, 3:47 p.m. EDT) – A Major League Baseball bat manufacturing company headed by former New York Mets player Yoenis Céspedes says a trademark infringement lawsuit against the company’s former owner is set to sue in Florida federal court, arguing that the “copycat” Bats were promoted to state players during spring training.

Céspedes’ companies, La Potencia LLC and YC52 LLC, said in a filing on Thursday that Chandler Bats founder David Chandler’s motion to move the lawsuit to Pennsylvania was “a last gasp,” and that his arguments to dismiss the trademark complaint “simply amount to a denial of the allegations.”

Céspedes said in a lawsuit in March that his companies had…

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