MLF MOVES TO PATENT AUSSIE FIVES
Major League Footy has filed an application to patent the MLF Aussie Fives Game System and Method of Play with the US Patent and Trademark Office.
The Utility filing of the abstract document, describing specifics of the Game System, field dimensions and demarcations – as well as the Method of Play which differentiates Major League Footy, and specifically, MLF Aussie Fives from all other forms of Australian Rules Football – is the first step in a US Patent Grant, and the MLF Aussie Fives Game System and Method of Play is protected as ‘Patent Pending’ during the application, review and Grant period.
The application (S/N 16192149) is filed under 35 USC 111(a).
In development since 2016, and with over 130 proof-of concept and trial matches conducted in 2016-2018, the MLF Aussie Fives concept grew out of the specific requirements of Major League Footy, with an emphasis on delivering a fast-paced game that preserves the best of Australian Football – while incorporating game-play elements best suited for the American players and audiences.
Further emphasis is placed on the ability to leverage MLF Aussie Fives in the Major League Footy business model, while demonstrating a working game play system.
MLF Aussie Fives is both flexible and scalable – and well-conducive to the growth of the sport in North America.
A notable example of a specific version of a sport being granted a US Patent is Arena Football, patented in 1987 as a distinct version of American (gridiron) football, both for its unique field configuration and specialized rules adaptations.