“Following his declaration for the NFL Draft, Griffin hired an attorney,” ChangeLegal reported in May. “Thereafter, he created his own company, Thr3escompany, LLC and submitted applications to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a total of four trademarks – RGIII, RG3, Robert Griffin III, and Unbelievably Believable.”
That was a long time ago. Since then, the RGIII catchphrase train has rolled on. And along the way, Thr3escompany submitted applications for more trademarks, including “Go Catch Your Dream,” “Light You Up,” “Work Hard Stay Humble,” “No Pressure No Diamonds,” and “Dream Big Live Bigger.”
The trademarks cover use of the phrases on “Clothing, namely, shirts, T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, pants, shorts, jerseys, athletic uniforms, socks; hats, caps; footwear” and also “Promoting the goods and services of others, promotional sponsorship of sports and athletic events and activities.”
If we don’t watch out, RGIII and Thr3escompany will soon hold the trademarks for every possible motivational saying in the English language. Better act now, world.
(Via Darren Rovell on SportsCenter.)