The US Patent and Trademark Office agrees with fans of New York Mets: There is only one Tom Terrific, not Tom Brady.
On Thursday, the USPTO declined Brady's June proposal to use the name "Tom Terrific" as a trademark, citing two reasons: it's a false connection and the name of a living individual.
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The 74-year-old former MLB pitcher Tom Seaver received the nickname-year MLB career during his twentieth year; He spent 12 seasons with the Mets, and the fans and the Mets organization were not happy that Brady wanted to choose the name for himself.
One shop owner went so far as to scoop up black beans on a Brady jersey and said: New England Patriots quarterback was a "black mark" in New York City.
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After the brief riot, Brady said he did not disrespect Seaver and that he did not like it when others told him "Tom Terrific" "Registration should therefore prevent others from using it."
Everything is now controversial.
"Although Tom Seaver is not affiliated with the goods provided by the applicant under the trademark applied for, Tom Seaver is so well known that consumers would suspect a connection, "it says in the decision.
"The registered trade mark TOM TERRIFIC is rejected as such because it does not list the name of a particular living person whose written consent to the registration has not been recorded.
Brady has to stick to "TB12".
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