“March Madness” got under way last week. There are many  unique and creative team names (and trademarks) in this years brackets. Some are from big schools, some are not. Suprpisingly, several are not protected at the USPTO!

Here are my favorites from this year’s tournament teams [click links for USPTO records]

  • St. Louis Billikens
  • University at Albany Great Danes
  • Florida Gators
  • Wisconsin Badgers
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns
  • Wichita State Shockers (and their WUSHOCK mascot)
  • S.F. Austin Lumberjacks
  • Tulsa Golden Hurricane
  • Delaware Blue Hens
  • Manhattan Jaspers
  • Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers

What, you ask, is a “Chanticleer”? I was curious myself. For the answer, see here.

CCU Chanticleers

Here are some of the overall NCAA trademarks related to basketball (click for USPTO information):

See also: Best Mascots: NCAA Edition

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