College football is in the middle of the season, and many big time programs across the country pack 100,000+ fans into their stadiums. College football is full of great tradition – and interesting mascots and logos, and even a few non-traditional trademarks.
Here are a few of the most interesting college football trademarks [click marks for USPTO records]:
- 12TH MAN – registered by Texas A & M University
- HAIL TO THE VICTORS – registered by University of Michigan (claiming use since 1927)
- BETWEEN THE HEDGES – registered by University of Georgia (claiming use since 1929)
- FIGHTING OKRA – nickname of Delta State
- – University of Texas (pending application)
- – configuration of blue turf of Boise State
- – University of Tennessee end zone paint (in orange and white)
- – University of Idaho mascot
- – University of Alabama crimson red helmet
- – Ohio State uniform configuration (pending application)
And the most interesting (potential) college football trademark is….
an application by the University of Arkansas for the sound of a cheer:
The mark consists of a collegiate cheer which consists of the following words: Woooooooo. Pig. Sooie! Woooooooo. Pig. Sooie! Woooooooo. Pig. Sooie! Razorbacks! .
The evidence of use submitted by the university is a video of fans performing the cheer