Who’s Tom Terrific? Trademark Controversy Pitches Football a Strike against Baseball

The latest high profile trademark controversy involves two iconic sports figures – Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Tom Seaver and New England Patriots football quarterback Tom Brady. Tom Brady’s sports management company recently filed two trademark applications to register with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) “Tom Terrific.” While the applications are filed in two separate International Classes – one for trading cards and the like, and the other for tee shirts and w