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Court hearing on potential Ontario ban of Indians name, logo

  • FILE - In this April 8, 2002, file photo, fans hold up Chief Wahoo signs as they celebrate the Cleveland Indians' win over the Minnesota Twins, in Cleveland, Ohio. A Toronto court will hear arguments Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 on an attempt to bar the Cleveland Indians from using their team name and "Chief Wahoo" logo in Ontario.
 (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

    FILE - In this April 8, 2002, file photo, fans hold up Chief Wahoo signs as they celebrate the Cleveland Indians' win over the Minnesota Twins, in Cleveland, Ohio. A Toronto court will hear arguments Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 on an attempt to bar the Cleveland Indians from using their team name and "Chief Wahoo" logo in Ontario. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this April 10, 2015, file photo, Philip Yenyo, left, executive director of the American Indians Movement for Ohio, talks with a Cleveland Indians fan before a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, in Cleveland. A Toronto court will hear arguments Monday, Oct. 17, 2016,  on an attempt to bar the Cleveland Indians from using their team name and "Chief Wahoo" logo in Ontario. The long-standing logo, which appears on some team caps and jerseys, depicts a grinning, red-faced cartoon with a feather headband. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

    FILE - In this April 10, 2015, file photo, Philip Yenyo, left, executive director of the American Indians Movement for Ohio, talks with a Cleveland Indians fan before a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, in Cleveland. A Toronto court will hear arguments Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, on an attempt to bar the Cleveland Indians from using their team name and "Chief Wahoo" logo in Ontario. The long-standing logo, which appears on some team caps and jerseys, depicts a grinning, red-faced cartoon with a feather headband. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)  (The Associated Press)

A Toronto court will hear arguments on an attempt to bar the Cleveland Indians from using their team name and logo in Ontario.

The legal challenge by indigenous activist Douglas Cardinal comes on the same day the baseball team takes on the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series in Toronto.

Cardinal's lawyers will ask the court Monday to bar the usage of the name and logo by the team, Major League Baseball and Toronto team owner Rogers Communications, which is broadcasting the game in Canada.

The logo, called Chief Wahoo, is a cartoon man with red skin and a feather in his headband.

Cardinal says they shouldn't be allowed to wear their regular jerseys, the logo shouldn't be broadcast and the team should be referred to as "the Cleveland team."