Law of Cards: The End of Linsanity at the Trademark Office

Law of Cards: The End of Linsanity at the Trademark Office

Not only is Jeremy Lin back on the court, he's back at the Trademark Office -- and doing well. Over the last month and a half, he (his people, at least) have wiped out seven trademark filings on all types of goods (including trading cards) that could have infringed his rights on LINSANITY. Since November 22, the trademark office has abandoned marks for Linsanity, LINsanity and Yellow Mamba. This is in addition to four other Linsanity marks that were already dropped.

As you can see from the above, the vast majority of LINSANITY marks are now DEAD. The Serial No. 85541426 mark is Jeremy Lin's, so it looks like only one more remains LIVE and in his way (unless of course, it is somehow approved by him, which does not seem likely).

Eleven down, and one to go. Then, the Linsanity at the Trademark Office will likely be over.

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Paul Lesko is a shareholder at Simmons Hanly Conroy and the chair of its Intellectual Property Department (http://www.simmonsfirm.com). Don’t hold the fact that Paul is a lawyer against him, he’s also a rabid baseball and college basketball fan, and an avid baseball card collector. Paul can be found on Twitter @Paul_Lesko and Google+.

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