Ohio State University Seeks to Trademark ‘The’

The school has previously secured other trademarks, including names of football coaches Woody Hayes and Urban Meyer.

  • Published 14 August 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University wants to trademark the word "The" when used as part of the school's name on university merchandise. The Columbus Dispatch reports the school submitted a trademark application this month to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The application requests a standard character trademark for the title "The Ohio State University" that would cover various items including T-shirts, baseball caps and hats. University spokesman Chris Davey confirms the application.… Read at AP News