In the eyes of the U.S. Government, Tom Brady will never be “Terrific.”
On Friday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office denied the Patriots quarterback’s application to trademark the term “Tom Terrific.”
New York Mets fans were in an uproar earlier this year when it leaked out that Brady was applying for the nickname that has been most commonly used with Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver.
This is what Brady had to say about the trademark attempt back in June and regretting the entire sitaution:
“It’s unfortunate,” he said. “I was actually trying to do something because I didn’t like the nickname and I wanted to make sure no one used it, because some people wanted to use it. I was trying to keep people from using it, and then it got spun around to something different than what it is. Good lesson learned, and I’ll try to do things a little different in the future …
“It wasn’t something I was trying to do out of any disrespect or ill manner or anything like that.”
As far as Seaver goes, he is currently battling dementia and is retired from having a public life.
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