Tom Brady brought a gift Wednesday for the sports fan that loves an
absolutely terrible pun. The six-time Super Bowl champion reportedly
submitted twice to the United States Patent and Trademark Office to
commemorate his move to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A video from Josh
Gerben, who founded his own trademark law firm, reveals that Tom Brady's
company, TEB Capital Management, filed new trademarks for TOMPA BAY and
TAMPA BRADY, with the goal of using the nicknames on clothing.
Tom Brady's company (TEB Capital Management) has filed 2 new trademarks for:
1. TOMPA BAY
2. TAMPA BRADY
The filings, made on April 6th, indicate Brady intends to sell clothing, headwear and footwear using the trademarks.
—Josh Gerben (@JoshGerben) April 10, 2020
many of the replies have pointed out, Tompa Bay sounds more like how
someone with a particular British accent would pronounce the home city
of the Buccaneers than it does an homage to Brady himself. Tampa Brady
is at least a little more clear, though still just as cringe-inducing.
Don't look to the quarterback to dismiss his own ideas, however. He's
clearly so proud of his decision that he's started giving advice to
other greats about how to combine their name with their team.
I never understood why Drew wasn’t making Drew Orleans shirts...
—@tombrady (@TomBrady) April 10, 2020
former Patriots quarterback signed part of the application, expressing
an interest in using these trademarks for commerce. That means we can
look forward to potentially seeing Tompa Bay or Tampa Brady-branded
clothing sometime in the future -- provided the NFL season even happens.
just goes to show that just because a player leaves the team he built
his entire brand with after nearly two decades, he does not have to stop
profiting off of that very same brand.