Ohio State University wins trademark for the word ‘THE’

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University has officially registered a trademark for the word “THE” after a nearly three-year battle to clinch legal branding access to a word that’s deeply meaningful to the school’s overall identity. The university in Columbus will use the word “THE” for branded products associated with the school and sold through … Read more

Ohio State Gets Approval to Trademark ‘The’ for Merchandising

Ohio State University has won its fight to trademark the word “The.” The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office approved the university’s request Tuesday. The school says it allows Ohio State to control use of “The” on branded products associated with and sold through athletics and collegiate channels, such as T-shirts, baseball caps and hats. “THE … Read more