Trademarking Tebow


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  1. Kazzy says:

    This is everything that is wrong with trademarking.Report

  2. Mike Schilling says:

    The Tebow stakes are high.Report

  3. Rtod says:

    Good to see yet another guy marketing himself as a simple, pious, and devout man walking the walk.Report

  4. david says:

    When someone comes out and says it’s not about the money… it’s about the money.Report

  5. Glyph says:

    None of you guys better try “Glyphing”, my trademarked prayer pose where I stand on tiptoe, arms outstretched wide and head tilted to the side, almost as if I were pantomiming being attached by metal pins, hand and foot, to a perpendicular wooden frame – like, say, a large kite, for example.

    Or yea verily, I will sue thine asses.

    What’s next? “Crown of Thorns” beer hats, only $19.95! Don’t get stuck drinking vinegar from a sponge at YOUR next sporting event!Report

  6. b-psycho says:

    “to just control how it’s used, make sure it’s used in the right way.”

    …somehow I’m now tempted to go snort some coke, rob an old lady & anal-bang two hookers, and then strike a Tebow pose.Report

  7. Nob Akimoto says:

    He plays for the Jets…even a devout man might lose his faith doing so.Report

    • MikeSchilling in reply to Nob Akimoto says:

      Tebow definitely has occult powers, as witness that today’s loss belongs to the whole team in every way imaginable, except that the play that sealed it was a Sanchez fumble. If Tim ever falls in love, you do not want to be the woman’s current boyfriend.Report

  8. david says:


    Seriously, that is how you market “your move”…
    great series of commercials.Report

  9. Jaybird says:


  10. Chris says:

    Today I saw players doing the “Gagnam Style” dance.

    Which reminds me:

  11. DensityDuck says:

    Parody is protected speech.

    Putting “Tebowing” into video games and charging people five bucks a pop for the ability to do it is not.

    Using “Tebowing” in advertisements and commercials is not.

    And it’s been established, recently, that parody only extends to commentary on the original work in question, so long as that work is protected under IP law (Henley v. DeVore). Meaning that you can only parody Tebowing if you’re using it to mock Tebowing specifically, and not to send any other message, and not incidentally to another message.Report

    • Plinko in reply to DensityDuck says:

      I agree, the fault lies entirely in our contemptible IP scheme where some dweeb at USPTO stamps a trademark on an application for trademark of a gesture instead of rejecting it out of hand.Report

  12. Matty says:

    I looked at the picture of Mr Tebow on the link and he is on one knee touching his face. I don’t think he invented that, or did he? Maybe Fra Paulino da Pistola was copying a man who wouldn’t be born for a few centuries after his death.Report