The Oakland Raiders continue to work towards a possible move to Las Vegas, and they took another step forward this past week. According to Forbes, the Raiders filed trademark applications for "Las Vegas Raiders" with the intent to use them in commerce in the future.
Of course, this doesn't mean that the Raiders are for sure making the move as the San Diego Chargers filed for "Los Angeles Chargers" and have yet to commit to the city a couple hours north of their current location. This is merely Raiders management making sure they have everything they need should they relocate to Sin City.
The Raiders still have major obstacles in front of them including the funding necessary to build the stadium which is estimated to cost around $2 billion. The city of Las Vegas and state of Nevada still have to agree to allow the project as well, and other NFL owners also have to approve the relocation. The Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee are set to meet next week to further discuss the idea of building an NFL stadium.