It took Jeremy Lin more than four years to be granted the trademark for “Linsanity” — according to a tweet by ESPN’s Darren Rovell on April 23.
Now it is being reported that the NBA point guard who led Palo Alto High to a boys basketball state title as a senior in 2006 has an application on file for the term “Brook-Lin.”
Lin, who turns 28 later this month, signed a three-year, $36 million deal to join the Brooklyn Nets on July 1. A fan filed for the trademark on that date, but then transferred the application to Lin, according to NetsDaily.com.
As documented on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website, the phrase “Brook-Lin” is intended for commercial use on hooded sweatshirts, jerseys, T-shirts, ties, tops, bottoms, etc.
There’s no mention of whether Nets center Brook Lopez, a Stanford product, will be affiliated with the trademark.