Tom Brady’s filing for “TOM TERRIFIC” has received an initial rejection by the USPTO. Apparently, the USPTO has agreed with other Tom Seaver fans in believing the trademark could be falsely associated with the baseball player.
Josh Gerben was quoted by NBC Sports providing further analysis of the refusal:
Tom Brady’s trademark applications for TOM TERRIFIC have been refused by the USPTO because of a “false connection” with Tom Seaver.
Brady should have withdrawn the applications after the initial public reaction to the filings.
— Josh Gerben (@JoshGerben) August 23, 2019
Source: Calcaterra, C. “Tom Brady’s bid to trademark ‘Tom Terrific’ rejected”. NBCSports.com. August 23 2019.