According to the Wisconsin tribe, based near Green Bay, it believes both tribes should be able to the phrases "Oneida", "Oneida Indian Nation" and "Oneida Nation." However, it says if the New York-based tribe is successful, that tribe alone could use those terms.
"Oneida Nation, Wisconsin emphasizes the purpose of the Petition is not to prevent Oneida Indian Nation, New York from using the terms, and cancellation of the United States Trademark Registrations will not prevent Oneida Indian Nation, New York from using ONEIDA or any other term.
Instead, Oneida Nation, Wisconsin seeks cancellation because Oneida Indian Nation, New York asserts that the Trademark Laws of the United States provide it with exclusive use of ONEIDA and ONEIDA INDIAN NATION throughout the United States, including preventing Oneida Nation, Wisconsin, use of ONEIDA and ONEIDA INDIAN NATION within the state of Wisconsin. Oneida Nation, Wisconsin continues to be hopeful that a reasonable and amicable resolution permitting both tribes to use ONEIDA and ONEIDA INDIAN NATION may be reached," the statement says. LET's GET READY TO RUMBLLLLLLE!