New York Knicks’ Jeremy Lin files for Linsanity trademark patent protection

By on Feb 18, 2012 in Basketball, Business, Lifestyle, Sports, United States Comments

New York KnicksJeremy Lin recently filed for Linsanity trademark patent protection at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), following the sale of various Linsanity items including his jersey shirt that Sarah Palin recently bought.

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As noted at US news sites on Friday, February 17, 2012, Jeremy Lin applied for trademark patent protection for Linsanity on Monday, February 13, 2012, with application # 85541426.

According to MSNBC, which acquired a copy of the said patent application, Pamela Deese, an intellectual property lawyer at the Washington, D.C., law firm Arent Fox, is listed as the attorney of record.

“We’re prepared to protect his intellectual property rights,” Deese was quoted telling to Huffington Post, but did not reveal further details, with the 23-year old American-Taiwanese NBA player paying a filing fee of $1,635.

Apparently, the clothing items that included in the patent application are shirts, T-shirts, sweatshirts, hooded sweatshirts, jackets, hooded jackets, coats, headbands, sports jerseys, nightshirts, pajamas, pants, among others.

For footwear, items such as shoes, slippers, sandals, socks, athletic footwear, and sneakers are included, as well as other sportswears such as headwear, caps, hats, sweatbands, and others.

However, this action by Jeremy Lin, which has about 30 days to be reviewed and approved, comes a bit late since two Linsanity trademark patent applications were earlier filed by two California men.

Andrew Slayton, who was said to be an unofficial assistant for Lin‘s team at Palo Alto High School, purchased the domain back in 2010 and is already selling $20 Linsanity T-shirts, with Bloomerg reporting that he filed for trademark rights last February 9.

On the other hand, Yenchin Chang, 35, who also has a Taiwanese background, from Alhambra, California, filed the same Linsanity trademark patent application on February 7 to cover goods and services.

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