A few months ago, Josh Gerben reported on trademarks filed by the Dallas Mavericks for EL MATADOR and THE MATADOR. The trademarks were filed because ‘THE MATADOR’ had become a nickname for rookie-of-the-year candidate Luka Doncic.
On March 22 the applications were initially refused by the USPTO. The USPTO issued Office Actions on trademarks filed for EL MATADOR and THE MATADOR initially refusing the applications because of potential conflicts with other MATADOR-formative trademarks already registered.
Josh Gerben was quoted by Forbes magazine discussing the initial refusals:
“Gerben says that the sheer number of