“Linsanity” Trademark ?

16 Feb

Yenchin Chang and Andrew W. Slayton are two individuals that have sought to Trademark New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin.  While Yenchin Chang is not associated with Jeremy Lin, Andrew Slayton was a former high school coach of Lin’s and has even registered several domain names where items related to the point guard are being sold.

“In the latest attempt to game the U.S. trademark system, Jeremy Lin followers are making their own play to profit on the Knicks’ sensation.  Earning the rights to the term most associated with Lin’s instant celebrity could mean big bucks in royalties for its usage on merchandise like T-shirts and hats.  One trademark attorney in the story doubted either would win, calling the moves a “bad-faith” attempt to make money off of Lin’s emergence.”

The full story from The Huffington Post can be found at this link.

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