Ohio State is trying to trademark the word "The"

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  1. Daddy Rabbit

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    They want to use it for shirts and hats. :laugh:

    Yes, I want a plain white shirt with the word The on it . $27.99.

    SP1 I thought Ball State already had this.
     
  2. HotMic

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  4. SP1

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  5. BuckeyeRiot

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    This post infringes on our trademark twice. Watch your ass or we’ll see you in court.
     
  6. Daniel Ocean

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    It just means more.
     
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  8. herb.burdette

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    In 1998, Ohio University sued The Ohio State University over the use of “Ohio.”

    Ohio State won.
     
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  9. PSU12

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    They should have sued Brady Hoke as well
     
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  11. bro

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    it is funny until OSU gets the THE trademark and OSU sues them and dismantles the football program
     
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  12. Corch

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  13. Schadenfred

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    On one hand, yes, it obviously sounds absurd that OSU would try to trademark "The."

    On the other hand, in the college football world, ask fans what program they think of when they see just the word "The" on a shirt or hat with nothing else notable and the overwhelming response would be Ohio State. That is brand awareness, and OSU would be foolish not to try to own the means to capitalize on that brand awareness. Football facility upgrades don't pay for themselves.

    Now for those who complain because "The" is so generic as one of the English language's most common words, well, you also have yourselves to blame if you've ever made it a point to complain about an OSU player or fan emphasizing "THE Ohio State University." Even your complaints build brand awareness. The three-letter word wouldn't be worth turning into an intellectual property if its use weren't so contentious.
     
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  15. PSU12

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    I would say The U is every bit as strong as The Ohio State in terms of brand. But Miami uses a U, not The.
     
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  16. theriner69er

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    It's like thinking your band being good is a big deal (TBDBITL mother fuckers!!!). To you and your team, it's SO awesome. To THE rest of THE college football world, you look like fucking idiots.

    p.s. did you know OSU's band does not use sheet music? amazing!!
     
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    Was, they haven’t been relevant for just a shade under 20 years where as THE is unequivocally a top 3 brand in the same time frame.
     
  18. val venis

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  19. BuckeyeRiot

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    I actually dislike the almost unanimous band suck off from our fans. I could give two shits about the band.
     
  20. dukebuckeye

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    Yikes
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  21. theriner69er

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    I've had to listen to this nonsense my whole life. I don't know any other way to take it. Did you know the same sousaphone player never dots the i, it's always someone new? Amazing!!
     
  22. Daniel Ocean

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    I thought dOSU was a backup school.
     
  23. dukebuckeye

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  24. theriner69er

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    well, when they are the best band in the land, as determined by your fans almost exclusively, you should recognize them as such and appreciate the gift that they are to college football. you are an awful fan
     
  25. dukebuckeye

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    THEriner is totally calm and not mad at all.
     
  26. theriner69er

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    I'M VERY UPSET

    Do I have to change my name if Tosu gets the trademark??
     
  27. jokewood

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    You should have more respect for one of the better darn bands in the country.
     
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  29. AIOLICOCK

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    Wait, should we be trademarking "thee"? :ohdear:
     
  30. dukebuckeye

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    Wow. Those are fighting words, friend.
     
  31. dukebuckeye

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    We’ll trademark your butt
     
  32. IanBoyd

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    fixed
     
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  33. val venis

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    I didn't want to be hit with a copyright infringement for using that T word.
     
  35. dukebuckeye

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    Thank u 4 ur service
     
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  36. theriner69er

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    Are Tosu fans going to have to figure out how to spell THE with their arms now?
     
  37. dukebuckeye

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    DUH
     
  38. theriner69er

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    When a random person yells: T! H! are you expected to respond: E! ?
     
  39. dukebuckeye

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    Not unless you want a lawsuit, buddy.
     
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    Ok, these made me laugh.
     
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  42. Corch

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    Opposing fans have been mad about our use of "The" for years and riner out here acting like he's first in line.
     
  43. theriner69er

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    YOU NEED TO LEARN YOUR HISTORY IF YOU DON'T THINK I AM FIRST IN LINE. YOU THINK THIS IS A NEW POSITION FOR ME? YOU THINK THIS IS A GAME BRO? DO YOU EVEN RIVALS?
     
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  46. Wu

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    I remember seeing snail mail from them, noticing the “the” and thinking, “son of a bitch, they’re serious about it”.
     
  47. dukebuckeye

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    Lol. Gold.
     
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  48. theriner69er

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    It's literally the most important part of the name of the school. THE ohio state university.
     
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