Ohio State files to trademark word 'the'

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Ohio State has filed to trademark the word "the."

Former and current Buckeye players as well as alumni have long referred to the school as “The Ohio State University” and now the program is looking to trademark the word the for use on merchandise and apparel, according to a report from patent lawyer Josh Gerben.

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.My analysis --:#BuckeyeNation #MiamiHurricanes pic.twitter.com/1UvLOAOnIc

— Josh Gerben (@JoshGerben) August 13, 2019

The application was filed Aug 8 and according to Gerben's tweet made need some work before it is granted.