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(Daily Mail)   Tim trademarks 'Tebowing' but says it's not for profit only to 'make sure it's used the right way.' Well great. There goes all the erotic slash fanfic I had saved up for FarkUs   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 56
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2012-10-20 08:45:46 AM
How in the hell can you trademark falling to one knee and putting a fist up to your forehead? I'm going to trademark flipping the bird so I can make sure people only use it on Tebow.
 
2012-10-20 08:47:09 AM
Trademarking a common practice would seem to be impossible to enforce. Especially since people have been praying like this forever. 

Or does this mean merely trademarking depictions of it for $? 

Or, let me guess, he intends to go after all those people who aren't actually praying but poking fun at him instead, i.e parody.
 
2012-10-20 09:34:00 AM

wyltoknow: How in the hell can you trademark falling to one knee and putting a fist up to your forehead? I'm going to trademark flipping the bird so I can make sure people only use it on Tebow.


I suspect enforcement will focus on the use of the 'Tebowing' phrase in marketing one's knock-off sports merchandise, but ...yeh.

He'll need have a few outstanding seasons of play, or else this move will seem like a mild facepalm moment in retrospect.
 
2012-10-20 09:36:30 AM
So, is this asshole going to sue every EMT on the planet?
 
2012-10-20 09:43:23 AM
What a douchebag.
 
2012-10-20 10:14:42 AM

Mugato: What a douchebag.

 
2012-10-20 10:15:23 AM
Next up Brady trademarks "crying like a biatch"
 
2012-10-20 10:22:16 AM
If I got anything from the Bible, it's that Jesus was really big on trademarking and profiting from your very public prayer.
 
2012-10-20 11:02:22 AM
So now Tebow is "dickheading."
 
2012-10-20 11:09:09 AM
Not for profit. Sure.
 
2012-10-20 11:28:28 AM
I just trademarked "Bitterly Masturbating to an Unattainable Fantasy Object" and am cashing in as soon as my lawyer finds out who's on yhe octuple-billion-dollar bill.
 
2012-10-20 11:30:22 AM
Tim Tebow really needs to be kicked right in the cock, several times, until his eyeballs pop out.
 
2012-10-20 11:37:18 AM
Profiting off of Jesus? I seem to recall Jesus frowning upon that in the New Testament.
 
2012-10-20 11:58:35 AM
fark ALL YOU HATERZ>!!!

Tim Tebow needs to START. He is God's foot soldier on the field of battle. Rise TEBOW. RISE!!
 
2012-10-20 12:21:58 PM
How the hell do you trademark a form of prayer? Is he a scientologist now?
 
2012-10-20 12:24:44 PM

Solty Dog: Next up Brady trademarks "crying like a biatch"


*Throws Flag*

Criticizing the Brady. 10 yards and automatic first down.
 
2012-10-20 12:35:25 PM
What's next, Lootie trademarking stealing Heineken?
 
2012-10-20 12:45:58 PM

Kome: How the hell do you trademark a form of prayer? Is he a scientologist now?


The same way Drew tried to trademark NSFW a few years back I would think.
 
2012-10-20 12:53:22 PM
Oh you are ever so humble Tebow. How you manage to keep yourself out of the news and let the team be the focus is outstanding.
 
2012-10-20 01:01:01 PM
Headed to Mexico next week so I'm trademarking the sign of the cross.

/my lawyers are boning up on NAFTA
 
2012-10-20 01:19:33 PM
www.sportsgrindent.com

Because why not. Sue me for posting, asshole.
 
2012-10-20 01:34:15 PM
 
2012-10-20 01:43:25 PM

Kome: How the hell do you trademark a form of prayer? Is he a scientologist now?


He trademarked the word, not the activity.
 
2012-10-20 01:51:52 PM

Three Crooked Squirrels: [www.sportsgrindent.com image 625x469]

Because why not. Sue me for posting, asshole.


You have very feminine legs.
 
2012-10-20 01:54:38 PM
Damn you biatches are bitter and jealous. Too funny.
 
2012-10-20 02:16:51 PM
images3.wikia.nocookie.net

Calling Rule 34. Rule 34 to the Sports tab, please.
 
2012-10-20 02:21:11 PM
I'd love to see that trademark actually be granted/enforced. You can't trademark something that is already commonly used by the public. Nevertheless could not enforce it because you'd have to sue every single tshirt maker in the Christian sports realm or have your mark deemed abandoned. Good luck with that
 
2012-10-20 02:25:39 PM

bel4sucks: Damn you biatches are bitter and jealous. Too funny.


How dare anyone make fun of a guy who makes a shiatton of money throwing a ball around! He's your better! Your better!!!!

/if you Tebow(R) him long enough he might let you blow him
 
2012-10-20 02:50:12 PM

Ow! That was my feelings!: [deportes.publimetro.com.mx image 570x760]

"Oh Lord it's hard to be humble, when you're perfect in every way."


I've said it before, I'll say it again: this kid is simply an attention whore.
 
2012-10-20 03:23:00 PM
In the next episode of "Fark Follies," Tim Tebow discovers how parody and fair use means he's guaranteed that "Tebowing" will, in fact, be used in the wrong ways, and expressly protected by the very same laws he thought he was using to protect it.

Teblow me.
 
2012-10-20 03:24:41 PM
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLET'S GET READY TO TEBOOOOOOOOWWWWWWW!!!!!®
 
2012-10-20 03:24:48 PM

GreatGlavinsGhost: Ow! That was my feelings!: [deportes.publimetro.com.mx image 570x760]

"Oh Lord it's hard to be humble, when you're perfect in every way."

I've said it before, I'll say it again: this kid is simply an attention whore.


He's not "simply" an attention whore - he's a Christian attention whore, using what is supposed to be a belief system that values humility and service to drum up business.

He's contemptible.
 
2012-10-20 03:28:55 PM
I'm trademarking being a self-absorbed, pretentious, stupid, egotistical, phony, douchenozzle, so that I can sue the fark out of Tebow.
 
2012-10-20 03:36:43 PM

macadamnut: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 450x300]

Calling Rule 34. Rule 34 to the Sports tab, please.


I'm surprised I haven't seen more Tebow slash fic...I can only find a couple stories. The ones I found don't have Tebowing though, probably because Tebowing isn't the best sex position.
 
2012-10-20 03:36:52 PM
Seriously though, "Tebowing" is what he does. If you see someone do that now, immediately you think of Tim Tebow, so it's understandable he wouldn't want his "move" to be used in a light in which he finds objectionable.

He's protecting his brand; he's securing the "mark of his trade." His decision to protect this bit of intellectual property, whether for his own profit or simply to prohibit others from doing so, is just as shrewd as making sure nobody else can name their product a Shake Weight®.

/And fark all of you for putting me in a position to defend Tim Tebow
 
2012-10-20 04:13:45 PM

Macinfarker: I'd love to see that trademark actually be granted/enforced. You can't trademark something that is already commonly used by the public.


Yeah, like "Coke" for soda!
Oh, wait, you can and they did. Interestingly, "Coke" started as a nickname by the public and the Coca-Cola company had no rights to it, until after a few years, a court determined that the public use had created rights in their favor, because everyone associated "Coke" with them.

Here, the term "Tebowing" is certainly associated with Tebow. Accordingly, why shouldn't he get a royalty payment when some t-shirt maker sells shirts with that phrase on them? They wouldn't be selling them, if it weren't for his fame.
 
2012-10-20 04:23:07 PM
I've just trade-marked fapping. I'm rich, biatch!
 
2012-10-20 04:27:02 PM

Three Crooked Squirrels: [www.sportsgrindent.com image 625x469]

Because why not. Sue me for posting, asshole.


Because I can not see the head, I can not verify that is an actual instance of "Tebowing".
 
2012-10-20 04:28:57 PM
I've just trade-marked taking a huge dump. I'm filthy filthy rich!

/Especially on Saturday and Sunday mornings!
 
2012-10-20 04:45:41 PM
How can he patent something he didn't invent?

Has anyone successfully patented a physical pose?
 
2012-10-20 04:49:20 PM

Nogale: How can he patent something he didn't invent?

Has anyone successfully patented a physical pose?


Fortunately for you, any possible patent on making a stupid comment that confuses patents and trademarks has long since expired.
 
2012-10-20 04:50:12 PM

Theaetetus: Macinfarker: I'd love to see that trademark actually be granted/enforced. You can't trademark something that is already commonly used by the public.

Yeah, like "Coke" for soda!
Oh, wait, you can and they did. Interestingly, "Coke" started as a nickname by the public and the Coca-Cola company had no rights to it, until after a few years, a court determined that the public use had created rights in their favor, because everyone associated "Coke" with them.

Here, the term "Tebowing" is certainly associated with Tebow. Accordingly, why shouldn't he get a royalty payment when some t-shirt maker sells shirts with that phrase on them? They wouldn't be selling them, if it weren't for his fame.


Yes but that doesn't happen in every case...remember the foldout bed case? I forget the name now, but it became a household name and the court denied the trademark. I think coke is an exception to the rule
 
2012-10-20 04:53:16 PM

Macinfarker: Theaetetus: Macinfarker: I'd love to see that trademark actually be granted/enforced. You can't trademark something that is already commonly used by the public.

Yeah, like "Coke" for soda!
Oh, wait, you can and they did. Interestingly, "Coke" started as a nickname by the public and the Coca-Cola company had no rights to it, until after a few years, a court determined that the public use had created rights in their favor, because everyone associated "Coke" with them.

Here, the term "Tebowing" is certainly associated with Tebow. Accordingly, why shouldn't he get a royalty payment when some t-shirt maker sells shirts with that phrase on them? They wouldn't be selling them, if it weren't for his fame.

Yes but that doesn't happen in every case...remember the foldout bed case? I forget the name now, but it became a household name and the court denied the trademark. I think coke is an exception to the rule


You're thinking of where a term becomes generic: esclalators, bandaids, xerox, etc. That doesn't apply here, because Tebowing isn't a generic term for praying or taking a knee, but a specific reference to doing it in the pretentious douchebag style of Tim Tebow.
 
2012-10-20 05:19:03 PM

Theaetetus: Nogale: How can he patent something he didn't invent?

Has anyone successfully patented a physical pose?

Fortunately for you, any possible patent on making a stupid comment that confuses patents and trademarks has long since expired.


I hope your rapier-like wit has given you a better track record in court than you have getting Fark links approved.
 
2012-10-20 06:03:09 PM

Nogale: Theaetetus: Nogale: How can he patent something he didn't invent?

Has anyone successfully patented a physical pose?

Fortunately for you, any possible patent on making a stupid comment that confuses patents and trademarks has long since expired.

I hope your rapier-like wit has given you a better track record in court than you have getting Fark links approved.


Huh. Not only do you not know the difference between trademarks and patents, you also didn't know that not all lawyers go to court. But gosh, you sure done got me with your remark disparaging my number of greenlights. Why, with your 22, you must be the manliest man that ever manned in Mantown. They probably name a cheeseburger after you somewhere.
 
2012-10-20 06:22:26 PM
Can we still genuflect?
 
2012-10-20 06:25:45 PM
Didn't they already do this commercial? Just substitute Fireman Ed for the Cheesehead guy.
4.bp.blogspot.com

Hey, you're doing my touchdown move
Hey, Tebow! Discount Double Check!
 
2012-10-20 06:32:11 PM
You mean something George Washington did before him?
 
2012-10-20 07:10:11 PM
Anyone trademarked Manningface yet?
 
2012-10-20 07:43:22 PM
Well, crap. I guess I might as well throw away my entire screenplay for the third Star Trek movie featuring a Vulcan heroine named T'Bow. She meditated on one knee with fist to forehead. She was to have united the remnants of her race to their former glory. It was to be an amazing movie.

Thanks a lot, shiatty football thrower. I'm sure you're a lot more important.

Prick.
 
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