EDMONTON -- Lawyers for the Edmonton Football Team have filed trademark applications for two more potential candidates to be the team's new name.

On March 1, the team filed trademark applications for Energy and Elks. Those names weren't among the shortlist of seven names fans voted on last month:

  • Elk
  • Evergreens
  • Evergolds
  • Eclipse
  • Elkhounds
  • Eagles
  • Elements

The team filed similar applications for all of those names in early February. All nine applications are listed as having "met the minimum filing requirements" but have yet to be assigned an examiner who will evaluate the applications.

Both elk and elks are acceptable plural references, according to the Canadian Oxford Dictionary.

The team told CTV News the search process for a new identity is ongoing. 

"The filings are a normal part of our process to determine a new name," reads a team statement. "There are no additional details at this point."

It has said the results of the February fan voting will be "used internally for the decision by the team on the new name."

In July, the club announced it would update its name, saying some fans were "increasingly uncomfortable with the moniker."

The team also faced a backlash from several sponsors who threatened to end their relationship with the club if the name wasn't addressed.