Jeremy Lin: “Linsanity”
Former New York Knicks star Jeremy Lin rose to unimaginable fame earlier this year, causing all sorts of “Linsanity” in Madison Square Garden night after night. The athlete decided to trademark “Linsanity” in order to use the phrase on items like mugs, energy drinks, duffel bags and fruit juices, but before Lin’s request could be reviewed, several other individuals attempted to trademark the catchphrase as well. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office immediately rejected the additional requests, saying they would convey a false connection to the basketball player. A decision has not yet been made on Lin’s application. —XFINITY Entertainment Staff (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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