Patriots QB Tom Brady’s attempt to trademark ‘Tom Terrific’ was rejected
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is arguably the greatest of all-time. He’s been dominant since he first became a starter back in 2001. Due to his brilliance, he earned himself the nickname “Tom Terrific.”
Back in June, Brady decided to apply for a trademark for that exact name. This was met with a lot of questions, as Brady isn’t the first person to get that nickname. Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver (most known for his time with the New York Mets) earned that nickname years ago.
According to Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, those that questioned don’t need to worry anymore. The trademark was officially rejected – Tom Brady does not get the trademark.
You can’t blame Brady for the attempt though. It seems like everything today is about branding. “Tom Terrific” is Brady’s most popular nickname. Therefore, you can understand why he’d want to try to trademark it, especially when someone else could have the claim for it.
This isn’t the craziest attempt at a trademark either – and crazier ones have been accepted.
I mean, Paris Hilton trademarked “That’s Hot.” If she can do that, anyone should feel at least kind of comfortable while filing for a trademark.
In the end though, let’s not pretend like Tom Brady needed this. He’s one of the best (if not the best) quarterbacks of all-time. He’s got endorsements and a wife that makes more money than him. He’ll be fine going home to all that without a little extra coming in from whatever he would’ve wanted to do with that trademark.