New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he learned a lesson when attempting to trademark the nickname “Tom Terrific,” drawing the ire of New York Mets followers.
Brady met with reporters Thursday. He expressed regret in making use of for the trademark, which was made iconic by former Mets ace pitcher Tom Seaver. Some Mets followers had been outraged after they learned of Brady’s agency, TEB Capital, submitting for trademark protections on the nickname.
The Mets even tweeted their displeasure with Brady taking declare to the nickname.
“Hey [United States Patent and Trademark Office] with all due respect to Tom Brady, there’s only one ‘Tom Terrific’ to us,” the Mets tweeted.
Mets followers had a rally Tuesday in Manhattan to wreck Brady memorabilia. Many of those in attendance tossed baked beans on Brady’s jersey and a poster of the six-time Super Bowl champion.
One of Seaver’s former teammates, Art Shamsky, knowledgeable the New York Post that it was a “low blow” for Brady to utilize the nickname.
“Maybe it’s the new athlete, the ‘I’ generation, only thinking about himself,” said former Mets star Ed Kranepool, who attended the rally in Manhattan, based mostly on WHDH.
Brady said he wouldn’t even similar to the nickname and wouldn’t intend to print it on shirts and memorabilia, alongside together with his likeness. The trademark software program stays to remain, specifying a use for getting and promoting enjoying playing cards, sports activities actions shopping for and promoting enjoying playing cards, posters, printed footage and shirts.
“It’s unfortunate,” Brady knowledgeable reporters. “I was actually to do something because i didn’t like the nickname. I wanted to make sure no one used it because some people wanted to use it. I was trying to keep people from using it. Then it got spun around to something different than what it was. Good lesson learned and I’ll try to do things a little differently in the future.”
“I don’t like the nickname. I don’t like when people give me any nice compliments. Certainly that isn’t something I was trying to do out of any disrespect or anything like that.”
Seaver, 74, was a three-time Cy Young Award winner, a 12-time All-Star and a World Series champion. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992. “Tom Terrific” was recognized with dementia in March.