Josh Gerben was interviewed by the Huffington Post on the trademark issues surrounding Jeremy Lin and ‘Linsanity.’
According to the document, Lin filed his application on Feb. 13, several days after two California men entered the cash-in derby to trademark Linsanity. But Washington, D.C., trademark attorney Josh Gerben told The Huffington Post that those claims will likely turn into a procedural air ball, costing the two men time and money.
Lin’s move with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office could also jeopardize an online venture of one of the men, Andrew Slayton. By selling “Linsanity” T-shirts on his Linsanity.com website, Slayton is playing fast and loose with certain protections, Gerben said. He believes the marketing tactics of Slayton and his website potentially violate the trademark rights of the New York Knicks and the publicity rights of Lin, whose sudden success with the Knicks has generated the term Linsanity.