Anthony Barr Trademarks
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February 2, 2024
Anthony Barr was born in South Bend, Indiana on March 18, 1992, to Tony Brooks and Lori Barr. Tony Brooks played running back for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football program in college and was later drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles. Two of Anthony’s uncles, Reggie Brooks and Cedric Figaro, also played in the NFL.
Anthony’s parents separated and he was raised by his mother and her parents in the suburbs of Los Angeles. This profoundly affected his life, as he went on to start the “Raise the Barr” charity foundation in 2016. The organization helps single parents, who are also undergraduate students, finish their education. The foundation also provides emergency grants for qualified applicants.
Barr attended Loyola High School, which is a private college preparatory school in Los Angeles, California. He was an outstanding athlete in high school, lettering all four years in both football and track and field. As a junior, he recorded 20 rushing touchdowns and 1,890 yards, earning him first-team All-State Underclass honors. Due to a broken ankle, he was unable to play during the majority of his senior year.
He was invited to play in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl but was unable to participate due to his ankle injury. He was generally considered a four-star recruit and had the opportunity to attend a vast array of schools, but chose to go to The University of California, Los Angeles over his father’s alma mater.
As a freshman at UCLA, he started in four of the 12 games that he played in as a running back and won the team’s award for Offensive Rookie of the Year. He started in seven of the 12 games that he played in as a junior. He would record his first touchdown as a collegiate player in his junior year against Houston, however, he struggled to produce at the position.
Barr switched to playing defense, as a linebacker, for his junior season. The move turned out to be a success, as he saw dramatically increased production on the field. He recorded the second-highest number of sacks that season for a total of 13.5. He also had 83 tackles, with 23.5 for a loss. He was named first-team All-Pac-12, College Football All-America second team by CBS Sports and Associated Press second-team All-America, as well as the team’s defensive most valuable player. As a senior, he started in all 13 games and was third in the Pac-12 in sacks, and led the conference in fumble recoveries. He had 10.5 sacks and 73 tackles, 20 of which were for a loss. He also had six forced fumbles and recovered four of them. That season he was named a consensus All-American, First-team All-Pac-12, and the Lott IMPACT Trophy winner.
He was invited to the 2014 NFL Combine but did not perform as expected, only running a 4.66 40-yard dash and doing only 15 reps on the bench press, placing him dead last for his position. He had been projected to be a top-three pick in the upcoming draft but fell out of the top ten after the combine. He had a much stronger showing at UCLA’s Pro Day, where he ran a 4.41 40-yard dash and did 19 reps on the bench press causing his draft stock to trend upward again. He ended up being drafted in the ninth position of the first round of the draft.
Barr was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings who signed him to a $12.7 million, four-year contract, with a fifth-year option. He started every game he played in during his rookie season, which ended prematurely due to injury. For the year, he recorded four sacks and 70 tackles with two forced fumbles and one recovery. He was named to Pro Football Focus’ All-NFC North Team.
He started 14 games in his second season. He had 12 tackles in his season debut and his first career interception against Peyton Manning mid-season. Barr ended the season with 3.5 sacks and 68 tackles and was voted to the Pro Bowl. In 2016, he had two sacks and 70 tackles and was named to the Pro Bowl again. He continued to start in games and have success in Minnesota over the next four years, being named to two more Pro Bowls. Then in 2020, he was only able to suit up for two games, due to a torn pectoral muscle. Barr is still an active player for the Minnesota Vikings.
In 2020, his charitable organization, The Anthony Barr Foundation filed a trademark application for “RAISE THE BARR” for use with charitable fundraising, establishing scholarships, awarding grants for education and child care, and other similar endeavors. In 2021, it also obtained a federal trademark registration for Raise the Barr’s logo, which features the foundation name with a double-winged design, for the same purposes.
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IC 036. US 100 101 102. G & S Charitable fundraising services by means of organizing and conducting economic, housing, and social enrichment programs and services for single-parent families; establishing and awarding annual tuition and educational-related scholarships, childcare grants, emergency micro-grants to single-parent families. FIRST USE: 20160600. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20160600.
IC 036. US 100 101 102. G & S Charitable fundraising services by means of organizing and conducting economic, housing, and social enrichment programs and services for single-parent families; establishing and awarding annual tuition and educational-related scholarships, childcare grants, emergency micro-grants to single-parent families. FIRST USE: 20150000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20150000.