Today in eye rolls: Ohio State University has filed a trademark for the word ‘the.’ You know, because its players, coaches, and fans insist on saying ‘THE Ohio State University’ like a bunch of pompous morons.
As trademark lawyer Josh Gerben reports, THE filing was made so THE Buckeyes can sell a new line of merchandise with THE word ‘THE’ on it:
The Ohio State University has filed a trademark application on the word "THE."
The filing, made on August 8th, indicates #OhioState is offering a brand of "THE" clothing.
Not sure how 'The U' will feel about this one.
— Josh Gerben (@JoshGerben) August 13, 2019
Everyone’s got an annoying Ohio State friend. I hope you remind him or her how dumb this is.