Ottawa RedBlacks register logo for new CFL team

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TIM BAINES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:57 AM ET

OTTAWA - The cat's out of the bag.

The website sportslogos.net posted what appear to be the logos for the Ottawa RedBlacks, with a French version — Rouge et Noir d'Ottawa.

The logos were filed with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office on May 21.

The name and logo will be officially launched at a huge celebration June 8, 2 p.m., at the Ernst and Young Centre.

"It's a very exciting time for us," said Jeff Hunt, president of Ottawa's CFL team. "Really, to date, we haven't been able to promote anything. There's been no name or logo.

"When we got certainty last October, the two biggest things for us were to find a general manager and get our name. I still get multiple messages each day suggesting names. For us, it's not just a name, it's a whole brand. We've got a long future ahead of us to build that brand."


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