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LeBron James Trademark Application For “Taco Tuesday” DENIED

LeBron James Trademark Application For “Taco Tuesday” DENIED 1
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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.”

LeBron James’ trademark application for “Taco Tuesday” has been refused by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, per @JoshGerben

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 12, 2019

The USPTO has refused the TACO TUESDAY trademark application filed by Lebron James’ company LBJ Trademarks, LLC.

The refusal, issued at 6:26 PM today, finds that TACO TUESDAY is a “commonplace message” and therefore fails to function as a trademark.#TacoTuesday

My analysis👇

— Josh Gerben (@JoshGerben) September 12, 2019

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’s Taco Tuesday at the James residence tonight! 🔥🌮🔥🌮

(Via @KingJames /IG)

— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) May 29, 2019

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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