R.I.P “Tom Terrific™,” we hardly knew thee.
Tom Brady reportedly was denied his trademark request on the nickname “Tom Terrific,” on Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, which cited a false connection with Hall of Fame New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver, according to Josh Gerben on Twitter.
“Registration is refused because the applied-for mark consists of or includes matter which may falsely suggest a connection with Tom Seaver,” the document stated. “Although Tom Seaver is not connected with the goods provided by the applicant under the applied-for mark, Tom Seaver is so well-known that consumers would presume a connection.”
Naturally, Mets fans were pretty happy when the decision came out, and the Mets themselves did a little celebrating on Twitter.
While Brady has been called the moniker in the past, it certainly more closely is associated with the Mets hurler. Brady had to clear the air a bit in June when news of the trademark request broke.
Brady could appeal the decision, but for everyone’s sake, let’s hope he sits this one out.
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