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If you've ever watched Monday Night Football you've seen Ohio State alum refer to their alma mater as "The Ohio State University." It's been referred as that for over a century, but finally the Buckeyes have trademarked "The"...
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Filed Under: NCAA Football
Originally published on TigerDroppings.com

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Guess they will be suing Miami players when they say 'The U'. This is the epitome of why the country is the living in the ME era...we are doomed.
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FFS, it only applies to very narrow circumstances and items. Sports clothing that have "THE" clearly set apart to accentuate it. A shirt that says "The Fighting Tigers" is OK.
A shirt that says "The...." on the front and "...LSU Tigers" on the back is not so much.

Can you clutch your pearls a little harder? The word "baggy" is trademarked and nobody claimed it was the sign of the apocalypse when it happened. And I hate to have to explain it to you but you don't get sued for saying a trademarked word any more than you would get sued for saying "I like my iphone".
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How can you trademark THE? Those greedy bastards.
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Gay.
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How did that possibly get approved. So many schools say that
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Not 100% sure all the legal crap meant but it sounds like a narrow set of items that it applies to. Basically sports clothing or memorabilia that have the word "the" set by itself. Sounds dumb but trademark law is weird.
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I am going to submit my application for "University". While I'm at it...why not "and", "uh", hell I am going to apply for the letter "e"!
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Are those arrogant pricks going to sue me if I ignore this crap? This is texas level of ignorance…
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So I can't use the the word anymore without paying them?
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