Ohio State is searching for a trademark on one of the crucial widespread phrases within the English language.
The college, formally referred to as The Ohio State College, is searching for a trademark on the phrase “The” to be used on clothes and hats. In accordance with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Workplace, the submitting was made Thursday.
College spokesman Chris Davey confirmed the college had made a trademark submission, saying it was needed to guard the model.
“Like different establishments, Ohio State works to vigorously defend the college’s model and logos,” Davey instructed The Columbus Dispatch in a press release. “These property maintain vital worth, which advantages our college students and school and the broader neighborhood by supporting our core educational mission of instructing and analysis.”
Ohio State has beforehand trademarked the names and likenesses of soccer coaches Woody Hayes and City Meyer in addition to phrases like Script Ohio and The Shoe.
Widespread phrases and phrases can trademarked if the seeker can show a particular utilization exterior the standard that means.