Russell Wilson has filed a new trademark application for “LET RUSS COOK.”
The “LET RUSS COOK” phrase originated from week 3 of the 2019 NFL season, where a Seattle Seahawks fan posted a tweet suggesting the Seahawks just “let Russ cook.” As documented by The Athletic, the idea of letting Wilson have more control over the game was not a new one, this was just a slogan that somebody was able to put to it and Twitter ran with it.
About a year later, on October 6, Wilson filed a trademark application with the USPTO for the slogan. The application covers a variety of clothing items, as well as cooking tools and utensils.
Filed on a 1(b) basis, Russell Wilson’s attorney was required to sign a sworn declaration stating that Wilson has a bona fide intent to use the trademark in connection with all the goods listed in the application. Wilson has six months from the filing date to provide proof of use in commerce in order to achieve registration for the mark. Russell Wilson owns several trademarks in his name personally.