On Wednesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office was very busy as they denied Ohio State the rights to copyright the word “The” and turned right around hours later to deny LeBron James’ trademark application for his beloved “Taco Tuesday.”
If you follow LeBron James on social media, then you’d know that Tuesday is a great day in his household as it marks Taco Tuesday. Each week, he puts out a new video of himself yelling “Taco Tuesday” in the camera with his family.
It was reported earlier in the day by The Blast that a Mexican restaurant in Illinois filed a letter of protest against LeBron’s attempt to trademark the term.
“Protestor’s company would be crippled if precluded from using its own business name in Internet marketing channels,” the letter read. An attorney for the company lowkey shaded LeBron in their argument against the NBA star’s trademark filing. “The quality of being a person who enjoys eating tacos (and posting to social media about one’s experience in eating tacos deemed delicious) does not give rise to a cognizable claim to trademark ownership,” it read.
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