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    Default Ohio State Seeks to Trademark “The”

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    Good luck with that!
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    Narcissism at a moderately high level.
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    Minnesota should follow and trademark "the U" to avoid confusion with another school in the south.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalostpinoy View Post
    Minnesota should follow and trademark "the U" to avoid confusion with another school in the south.
    Oh man... I can about imagine the internet drama.


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    They definitely cannot succeed with this. The fsct that they're even trying shows that college sports should probably be burned down. The arrogance and narcissism to believe this would ever succeed is beyond measure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TruthSeeker View Post
    They definitely cannot succeed with this. The fsct that they're even trying shows that college sports should probably be burned down. The arrogance and narcissism to believe this would ever succeed is beyond measure.
    They're not looking to trademark the literal word. They're looking to trademark it when used with the university's name on items marketed for sale (The Ohio State University™). Still might fail, but it's not as completely outlandish as it has been made to seem from most reports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gopher07 View Post
    They're not looking to trademark the literal word. They're looking to trademark it when used with the university's name on items marketed for sale (The Ohio State University™). Still might fail, but it's not as completely outlandish as it has been made to seem from most reports.
    The nuance you explain is important.

    That said, I got the impression it's a little broader than just using it in the context of "THE Ohio State University". I mean, 'the' precedes basically every noun, and if they are only talking in that context, no trademark would really be required since presumably "The Ohio State University" is already trademarked.

    I'm thinking they have more abstract marketing stuff in mind (like T-shirts that simply say "THE" in big letters or something). If that's the case, I think they lose this. ...or at least I hope they do. Copyright and trademark protections have gone WAY too far in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A_Slab_of_Bacon View Post
    Oh man... I can about imagine the internet drama.

    Gonna need a bigger bag...

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    Any chance we can pronounce it Thuh Ohio State instead of Thee Ohio State?
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    "Like other institutions, Ohio State works to vigorously protect the university's brand and trademarks," Davey told The Columbus Dispatch in a statement. "These assets hold significant value, which benefits our students and faculty and the broader community by supporting our core academic mission of teaching and research."

    Huh? How?

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    Quote Originally Posted by STPGopher View Post
    Gonna need a bigger bag...

    https://media2.giphy.com/media/RHiD0K65NxxLO/giphy.gif

    Any chance we can pronounce it Thuh Ohio State instead of Thee Ohio State?
    That dude always looks like he's in the dome... but with padded seats.

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    THE Armpit of the Nation...Ohio State

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredCoxRocks View Post
    "Like other institutions, Ohio State works to vigorously protect the university's brand and trademarks," Davey told The Columbus Dispatch in a statement. "These assets hold significant value, which benefits our students and faculty and the broader community by supporting our core academic mission of teaching and research."

    Huh? How?
    By filling the heads of the student body with illusions of grandeur.
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    yeah talk about Ego?

    proper English and they want to Trademark the use of it.

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    I imagine their noses get bent out of shape when players from other schools use "The" during player introductions in NFL games, etc. I love it when they're tweaked like that. Hopefully THE United States of America will be able to show first use

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