Turns Out, Tom Brady Doesn’t Win Everything
Well, seeing as how this is "Cowboys Country" and due to the fact I personally know at least seven people who, for whatever reason, seem to despise Tom Brady of the New England Patriots, this may be happy news, indeed.
Back some time ago, Brady's team--not the Patriots, his personal brand "team," put in an application to trademark the nickname "Tom Terrific." That application has officially been denied by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office as of August 22 because that is a nickname that has been associated with Tom Seaver, a Hall of Fame pitcher for the New York Mets.
The application suggested the reason Brady had wanted to trademark the name was so he could use it for merchandising. However, this article from Cheatsheet.com says "Brady claims he intended to “protect” the nickname both for himself and for Seaver, but New York fans aren’t buying it."
In addition, Brady said that despite what the filing may have suggested, he wanted to trademark "Tom Terrific" because he isn't fond of it and, according to this this article from Fox Business, he "wanted to make sure no one used it because some people wanted to use it.So I was trying to keep people from using it, and then it got spun around into something different than what it was. Good lesson learned, and I’ll try to do things a little different in the future.”
Now that he's received the denial of the trademark, he has six months to respond to the outcome. Many believe that due to the backlash he's already received, there's a good chance he'll abandon the attempt entirely.
Want to delve deeper? Read more from Fox Business here.