Crest for Vancouver Entry in Canadian Premier League Leaks Via Trademark Applications

Several designs for Vancouver’s expansion franchise in the Canadian Premier League have leaked via trademark applications with the federal government, along with the team name.

The graphics were first found by Ben Lypka, a reporter and photographer for the Abbotsford News. He posted images to his Twitter account Wednesday morning of a crest and two secondary logos.

The crest features a V inside a circle; the left half of the V is made up of four lines, while the right half has the head of a bird. Inside the circle are the words “VANCOUVER FOOTBALL CLUB” and the year 2022.

@BenLypka / Twitter

The first secondary logo is the V-bird isolated from the crest, while the second is a “VFC” monogram.

@BenLypka / Twitter

A search of the Canadian Trademarks Database confirmed all three logos were filed to the database on October 18, 2022, with C.P.L. Soccer Holdings LP listed as the applicant. As is often the case with trademark filings, the images were only available in black and white.

The name “VANCOUVER FC” is also registered in the database. It was initially filed in June 2009 by an entity known as Vancouver FC Soccer Association, but then was transferred to Fusion Football Club Soccer Association in January 2021. It was then transferred to C.P.L. Soccer Holdings LP in March 2022.

Vancouver’s CPL entry will begin play in the 2023 season out of Willoughby Community Park in Langley, British Columbia. A post to the club’s Instagram Stories on Tuesday featured “NOV. 2” in white text on a black background with a red streak underneath. This is likely the date the club will officially launch its identity and a hint at the colors they’ll use.