Tom Brady‘s representatives wish to trademark the “TB x TB” slogan the Tampa Bay Buccaneers used upon unveiling the signing of the six-time Super Bowl champion final week.
“TB x TB”, the Bucs posted on their official Twitter account on March 20 to announce Brady had signed a two-year cope with the franchise, bringing his 20 years in New England to an finish.
The database of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reveals Yee and Dubin Sports, the corporate owned by Brady’s agent Don Yee and Stephen Dubin, filed a trademark utility for the slogan on the identical day Brady was formally confirmed as the brand new Bucs quarterback.
According to the applying, the trademark is meant to be used on T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweaters, jerseys, athletic tops and shorts, pants, shorts, sleepwear and headwear. A T-shirt carrying the “TB12 Tampa Bay” message is already accessible through Brady’s firm TB12 web site.
Brady and his representatives will likely be hoping their try and trademark “TB x TB” is extra profitable than the final time they filed for a trademark request with the USPTO.
In June final yr, Brady’s brokers tried to trademark the phrase “Tom Terrific” however their request was turned down, with the USPTO citing the moniker’s reference to MLB Hall of Famer Tom Seaver.
“Tom Terrific points uniquely and unmistakably to the identification of Tom Seaver and the fame of Tom Seaver as ‘Tom Terrific’ is such that a connection between Mr. Seaver and the applied-for goods is presumed,” the USPTO mentioned in an announcement motivating its resolution.
Seaver, who’s also referred to as The Franchise, was a 12-time All-Star throughout an MLB profession that spanned 19 years and noticed him play for the New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox.
While Seaver’s profession led to Massachusetts, Brady left the Bay State behind after 20 years of unprecedented success and can in all chance finish his profession in Florida after signing a two-year cope with the Bucs.
Speaking to USA Today, four-time Super Bowl champion Joe Montana believes the New England Patriots have made a mistake by permitting their star quarterback to depart.
“I think when you look at the whole situation, you try to figure out how you want to get away from things that are there,” he was quoted as saying. “I had a different story, where they had made a decision. He, obviously, they never would have gotten rid of. I still don’t understand how New England let him get away. I don’t understand that.”
Brady is six years older than Montana was when requested the San Francisco 49ers to commerce him to the Kansas City Chiefs in 1993, however the 63-year-old expects the transfer to Florida to rejuvenate the four-time Super Bowl MVP.
“He doesn’t need a fresh start, but it gives you a great feeling inside, looking forward to trying to help the team move forward,” he added.
“And everybody believes in him, looking forward to watching him play.”