Brady now hopes to make a mark on “Tompa Bay” and “Tampa Brady” for use in merchandise, including clothing, headwear and shoes.
Requests for new sentences were filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on April 6. “TB x TB” was filed on March 20.
Interestingly, Brady is not the first applicant to search for the mark on the phrases.
According to records, a resident of St. Petersburg, Florida, filed a trademark application for the phrase “Tompa Bay” on March 31 for use on hats and shirts. On March 18, a man in Phoenix filed applications for “Tompa Bay”, “Tompa Bay Beach Club”, “Tompa Bay Florida” and “Tompa Bay Buccaneers” for use on sportswear, including shirts, pants, jackets, shoes, hats, caps and athletic uniforms.
T-shirts with the phrase “Tompa Bay” had already started appearing on the Internet before filing. It’s unclear where the phrase came from, although it looks like “TB x TB” is either a creation of Bucs’ social media department when it was signed, or a collaboration between the player and the ‘team.
Last year, Brady tried unsuccessfully to tag the phrase “Tom Terrific” when it was deemed to be associated with Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver.
In addition to his commercial interests, Brady will participate in a celebrity poker tournament on Saturday with Ben Affleck, Adam Sandler, Jason Bateman, Tobey MaGuire, Adam Levine, Bryan Cranston, Sarah Silverman, Jon Hamm, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Cheryl Hines , Matt Damon, Doyle Brunson and others to raise money for the relief of Feeding America COVID-19.