Trademarks and pop culture often intersect.  See prior posts on Charlie Sheen, Donald Trump, Occupy Wall Street, Paris Hilton, Jersey Shore, and more!

The latest such intersection: quarterback phenomenon Tim Tebow of the Denver Broncos. In the last few weeks, the following applications have been filed by persons other than Tim Tebow [click trademark for USPTO records]:

TEBOW TIME – shirts

It’s Tebow Time – Hooded sweat shirts; Sport shirts; Sports shirts with short sleeves; Sweat shirts; T-shirts; Turtle neck shirts; Wind shirts

Tebowing – Hats; Shirts; T-shirts; T-shirts for our website tebowing.com; Tee shirts

Tebowing – stickers

Because these each use the Tebow name – and presumably without his consent – each of the applications is unlikely to ever become registered by the USPTO.

Note that Tim Tebow has filed to protect the name and logo of his charitable foundation [click for USPTO record]:

– charitable fundraising services to support terminally ill children and their families; charitable services, namely community outreach services provided to children with life threatening illnesses; granting wishes of terminally ill children and their families

W15H – charitable fundraising services to support terminally ill children and their families; charitable services, namely community outreach services provided to children with life threatening illnesses; granting wishes of terminally ill children and their families

If Mr. Tebow’s winning continues in the NFL, I suspect we will be seeing more TEBOW related filings from him and from others!

 


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