Saturday, February 18, 2012

Fight the Linsanity: B-Baller Jeremy Lin Fights to Trademark Nickname

New York Knick's break-out star Jeremy Lin isn't about to allow his new-found popularity dribble away! The super-hot athlete has applied for a trademark for his nickname "Linsanity" with the US Patent and Trademark Office.

The soft-spoken Lin applied for the trademark this week, putting his claim on a huge array of merchandising that would bear the name Linsanity, including sneakers and athletic apparel,  T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, robes, caps, slippers, sandals, and pajamas. Merchandising could potentially bring the 24-year-old burgeoning superstar untold millions of dollars.

The Huffington Post is reporting that two California business men have already filed a trademark for the name, and one of the men is currently running a website called We suspect Jeremy's lawyers will be filing some legal papers of their own regarding this, especially since the website is selling clothes and gear in the Knicks blue and orange colors and mentions the "Garden" (short for Madison Square Garden, the Knicks home court).

All is not perfect in the World of Linsanity...The Knicks lost last night to the New Orleans Hornets, with Lin experiencing a sub-par game. 

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