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Babe Ruth Trademarks

The following list includes all pending trademark applications and active federal trademark registrations that are owned by Babe Ruth.

Please note: Gerben IP does not represent Babe Ruth. This page is provided for informational purposes and reflects information available in public USPTO records.

Updated:
February 2, 2024

“Babe” Ruth, nicknamed “The Bambino,” is known as the greatest baseball player of all time. He is a hero of American sports history and was selected as one of the “first five” inaugural members of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The famed baseball player was born George Herman Ruth Jr. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1895 and was of German ancestry. In fact, he spoke German as a child growing up. When he was seven years old, he was enrolled at St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys, where his mentor happened to be a baseball player. While he was there, he learned skills in sewing and carpentry and he also learned to play third base and shortstop.

In 1914, when he was nineteen years old, he signed with Jack Dunn and the minor-league Baltimore Orioles. His first professional game was in March where he played shortstop and pitched at the end of the game. Dunn sold Ruth’s contract to the American League’s (AL)
Boston Red Sox. He developed as a star playing for the Boston Red Sox from 1914 through 1919. His contract was sold to the New York Yankees at the end of 1919. Ruth became a true superstar and cemented himself as the greatest of all time playing for the Yankees from 1920 until 1934. He played his final season for the Boston Braves.

In his baseball career, Ruth played four positions: left field, right field, first base and pitcher. He established and broke many records. He was the first player to hit fifty home runs in one season, 60 homers in one season and 500 homers in a career. He was an All-Star twice, a seven-time World Series Champion, twelve-time AL home run champion, six-time AL RBI champion, 1923 AL MVP, the AL batting champion and the AL ERA champion. Ruth was also named to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team and the Major League Baseball All-Time Team and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936.

Ruth was married twice, to Helen Woodford from 1914 until 1926 and to Claire Merritt Hodgson from 1929 until his death. He adopted a daughter with his first wife and then adopted his second wife’s daughter as well. He died of cancer in August of 1948 and more than 75,000 people stood outside his funeral. He is buried in Hawthorne, New York.

There are multiple registered trademarks that are associated with Babe Ruth’s name and they are owned by two different entities.

Linda Ruth Tosetti obtained a federal trademark registration for the name Babe Ruth in 2012 for use on athletic apparel. Tosetti is Ruth’s granddaughter.

The other entity that owns trademarks related to Babe Ruth is the Babe Ruth League, Inc. The Babe Ruth League, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded in Hamilton Township, New Jersey in 1951. Ruth’s widow Claire gave the organization permission to use his name in 1954. The organization obtained a trademark registration for the name “Babe Ruth League” for the purpose of organizing baseball teams in 2020.

The purpose of the organization is to develop youth in a positive way through teaching them the sport of baseball. Originally founded by a group of ten men, the organization is now governed by a seventeen-member international board. The program administers multiple programs as well as generally overseeing and organizing a youth baseball league made up of more than a million players on over 50,000 teams.

There are five divisions of baseball and softball in the Babe Ruth League, each dealing with a different age group and two for softball.

Cal Ripken Baseball is a division of the Babe Ruth League that is for boys between the ages of four years old and twelve years old. The Babe Ruth League, Inc. registered a trademark for Babe Ruth Baseball in 2020. Babe Ruth Baseball is a division within the league for boys ages thirteen to eighteen.

The Babe Ruth League Inc. also registered a trademark for Babe Ruth Softball in 2013 for use in organizing softball teams and leagues. Babe Ruth Softball was introduced in 1984 and encourages girls ages six through eighteen to participate in the sport. The organization also registered a trademark for the name Xtreme Fastpitch. Xtreme Fastpitch is a high-performance softball division for girls that aims to help to get players ready for the next level of competition.

The Babe Ruth League Inc. filed a trademark application for “Bambino Buddy-Ball” in 2004. Bambino Buddy-Ball is a program that matches buddies with players who are physically and/or mentally challenged to play together.

The organization also filed trademark registration for the names “Babe Ruth National Umpires Association” and “Babe Ruth Softball National Umpires Association” to establish divisions that could help local leagues affiliated with the program to educate umpires.

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BABE RUTH LEAGUE

Serial Number:
88660159
Registration Number:
6073683
Word Mark:
BABE RUTH LEAGUE
Goods and Services:

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S EDUCATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES, NAMELY, ORGANIZING BASEBALL TEAMS AND LEAGUES FOR SCHOOL AGE YOUTH AND PROVIDING CLINICS AND INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION FOR FURNISHING ADVICE AND GUIDANCE TO PARTICIPANTS THEREIN, FOR THE PURPOSES OF STIMULATING AND MAINTAINING INTEREST IN GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP, CITIZENSHIP AND BASEBALL ACTIVITIES. FIRST USE: 19531105. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19531105.

Filling Date:
2019-10-18
Registration Date:
2020-06-09
Current Basis:
1A
Owner:
Babe Ruth League, Inc.
Attorney of Record:
Lynn S. Fruchter
Description of Mark:
(3) Illustration: Drawing or design which also includes word(s)/ letter(s)/number(s). The mark consists of a design element composed of a square behind a baseball diamond containing a silhouette of a male batter appearing within a baseball with the term "BABE RUTH" superimposed above the silhouette of a male batter and the term "LEAGUE" superimposed below the silhouette of a male batter.
Type of Mark:
Service mark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE

BABE RUTH SOFTBALL

Serial Number:
88660145
Registration Number:
6073681
Word Mark:
BABE RUTH SOFTBALL
Goods and Services:

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S EDUCATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES, NAMELY, ORGANIZING SOFTBALL TEAMS AND LEAGUES FOR SCHOOL AGE YOUTH AND PROVIDING CLINICS AND INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION FOR FURNISHING ADVICE AND GUIDANCE TO PARTICIPANTS THEREIN, FOR THE PURPOSES OF STIMULATING AND MAINTAINING INTEREST IN GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP, CITIZENSHIP AND SOFTBALL ACTIVITIES. FIRST USE: 20081130. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20081130.

Filling Date:
2019-10-18
Registration Date:
2020-06-09
Current Basis:
1A
Owner:
Babe Ruth League, Inc.
Attorney of Record:
Lynn S. Fruchter
Description of Mark:
(3) Illustration: Drawing or design which also includes word(s)/ letter(s)/number(s). The mark consists of the words "BABE RUTH SOFTBALL" in stylized lettering and the silhouette design of the top half of a baseball batter in a batting stance in front of a design of a baseball and a baseball diamond and the backdrop of a square.
Type of Mark:
Service mark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE

BABE RUTH BASEBALL

Serial Number:
88659984
Registration Number:
6073680
Word Mark:
BABE RUTH BASEBALL
Goods and Services:

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S EDUCATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES, NAMELY, ORGANIZING BASEBALL TEAMS AND LEAGUES FOR SCHOOL AGE YOUTH AND PROVIDING CLINICS AND INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION FOR FURNISHING ADVICE AND GUIDANCE TO PARTICIPANTS THEREIN, FOR THE PURPOSES OF STIMULATING AND MAINTAINING INTEREST IN GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP, CITIZENSHIP AND BASEBALL ACTIVITIES. FIRST USE: 19681007. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19681007.

Filling Date:
2019-10-18
Registration Date:
2020-06-09
Current Basis:
1A
Owner:
Babe Ruth League, Inc.
Attorney of Record:
Lynn S. Fruchter
Description of Mark:
(3) Illustration: Drawing or design which also includes word(s)/ letter(s)/number(s). The mark consists of a design element composed of a square behind a baseball diamond containing a silhouette of a male batter appearing within a baseball with the term "BABE RUTH" superimposed above the silhouette of a male batter and the term "BASEBALL" superimposed below the silhouette of a male batter.
Type of Mark:
Service mark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE

BABE RUTH SOFTBALL

Serial Number:
85761399
Registration Number:
4342659
Word Mark:
BABE RUTH SOFTBALL
Goods and Services:

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S EDUCATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES, NAMELY, ORGANIZING SOFTBALL TEAMS AND LEAGUES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES FOR SCHOOL AGE YOUTH AGES 4-18, AND PROVIDING CLINICS AND INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION FOR FURNISHING ADVICE AND GUIDANCE TO PARTICIPANTS THEREIN, FOR THE PURPOSES OF STIMULATING AND MAINTAINING INTEREST IN GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP, CITIZENSHIP AND SOFTBALL ACTIVITIES. FIRST USE: 20081130. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20081130.

Filling Date:
2012-10-24
Registration Date:
2013-05-28
Current Basis:
1A
Owner:
Babe Ruth League, Inc.
Attorney of Record:
Dorothy R. Whitney
Description of Mark:
(3) Illustration: Drawing or design which also includes word(s)/ letter(s)/number(s). The mark consists of the words "BABE RUTH SOFTBALL" in stylized lettering and the silhouette design of the top half of a baseball batter in a batting stance in front of a design of a baseball and a baseball diamond and the backdrop of a square.
Type of Mark:
Service mark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE

XTREME FASTPITCH X A DIVISION OF BABE RUTH LEAGUE

Serial Number:
85740327
Registration Number:
4353202
Word Mark:
XTREME FASTPITCH X A DIVISION OF BABE RUTH LEAGUE
Goods and Services:

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S EDUCATIONAL AND AMATEUR ATHLETIC SERVICES, NAMELY; ORGANIZING SOFTBALL TEAMS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES IN ORDER TO PROVIDE YOUTH AGES 4 - 18 EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN SOFTBALL ACTIVITIES AND TOURNAMENTS. FIRST USE: 20120911. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20120911.

Filling Date:
2012-09-27
Registration Date:
2013-06-18
Current Basis:
1A
Owner:
Babe Ruth League, Inc.
Attorney of Record:
Dorothy R. Whitney
Description of Mark:
(3) Illustration: Drawing or design which also includes word(s)/ letter(s)/number(s). The mark consists of a shield design with the outline of a capital "X" with the word "XTREME" going across, superimposed over two squares angled at 90 degrees from each other, with one of the squares resembling a baseball diamond, with the word "FASTPITCH" above and the words "A DIVISION OF BABE RUTH LEAGUE" below, with a small star before and after the word "FASTPITCH".
Type of Mark:
Service mark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE

BAMBINO BUDDY-BALL

Serial Number:
78456142
Registration Number:
3140034
Word Mark:
BAMBINO BUDDY-BALL
Goods and Services:

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S Services in the nature of stimulating and maintaining interest in good sportsmanship, citizenship, and baseball activities through organizing baseball teams and leagues for children with special needs and furnishing advice and guidance to participants. FIRST USE: 19970100. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19970100.

Filling Date:
2004-07-24
Registration Date:
2006-09-05
Current Basis:
1A
Owner:
Babe Ruth League, Inc.
Attorney of Record:
Lynn S. Fruchter
Description of Mark:
(4) Standard character mark.
Type of Mark:
Service mark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE

BABE RUTH SOFTBALL NATIONAL UMPIRE

Serial Number:
77574524
Registration Number:
3808975
Word Mark:
BABE RUTH SOFTBALL NATIONAL UMPIRE
Goods and Services:

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S Educational services, namely, conducting educational clinics for softball umpires featuring clinical demonstrations of the skills associated with umpiring softball, and distribution of printed educational materials regarding softball rules and regulations in connection therewith; providing advice to softball umpires in the field of softball rules and regulations. FIRST USE: 19820100. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19820100.

Filling Date:
2008-09-19
Registration Date:
2010-06-29
Current Basis:
1A
Owner:
BABE RUTH LEAGUE, INC.
Attorney of Record:
LYNN S. FRUCHTER
Description of Mark:
(3) Illustration: Drawing or design which also includes word(s)/ letter(s)/number(s). The mark consists of a circle containing another circle with a border partially formed by the wording "NATIONAL" and "UMPIRE." Within the inner circle appears the wording "BABE RUTH SOFTBALL" superimposed over a design element composed of a square and a diamond containing a silhouette of the torso of a female batter appearing within a softball.
Type of Mark:
Service mark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE

BABE RUTH BASEBALL NATIONAL UMPIRE

Serial Number:
74272263
Registration Number:
1792987
Word Mark:
BABE RUTH BASEBALL NATIONAL UMPIRE
Goods and Services:

IC 041. US 107. G & S educational services; namely, providing training, advice and guidance to baseball and softball umpires. FIRST USE: 19820000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19820000.

Filling Date:
1992-05-04
Registration Date:
1993-09-14
Current Basis:
1A
Owner:
Babe Ruth League, Inc.
Attorney of Record:
Dorothy R. Whitney
Description of Mark:
(3) Illustration: Drawing or design which also includes word(s)/ letter(s)/number(s).
Type of Mark:
Service mark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE

BAMBINO

Serial Number:
73444129
Registration Number:
1297031
Word Mark:
BAMBINO
Goods and Services:

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S Services in the Nature of Stimulating and Maintaining Interest in Good Sportsmanship, Citizenship, and Baseball Activities Through Organizing Baseball Teams and Leagues Through-Out the United States for Children 12 Years of Age and Under and Furnishing Advice and Guidance to Participants Therein. FIRST USE: 19810800. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19810800.

Filling Date:
1983-09-16
Registration Date:
1984-09-18
Current Basis:
1A
Owner:
Babe Ruth League, Inc.
Attorney of Record:
Lynn S. Fruchter
Description of Mark:
Type of Mark:
Service mark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE

BABE RUTH BASEBALL

Serial Number:
72313661
Registration Number:
881420
Word Mark:
BABE RUTH BASEBALL
Goods and Services:

IC . US 100. G & S SERVICES IN THE NATURE OF STIMULATING AND MAINTAINING INTEREST IN GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP, CITIZENSHIP, AND BASEBALL ACTIVITIES THROUGH ORGANIZING BASEBALL TEAMS AND LEAGUES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES FOR BOYS BETWEEN 12 AND 19 YEARS OF AGE AND FURNISHING ADVICE AND GUIDANCE TO PARTICIPANTS THEREIN. FIRST USE: 19660701. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19660701.

Filling Date:
1968-12-05
Registration Date:
1969-11-25
Current Basis:
1A
Owner:
BABE RUTH LEAGUE, INC.
Attorney of Record:
Lynn S. Fruchter, Esq.
Description of Mark:
Type of Mark:
Service mark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE

BABE RUTH BASEBALLS

Serial Number:
72313660
Registration Number:
881419
Word Mark:
BABE RUTH BASEBALLS
Goods and Services:

IC . US 100. G & S SERVICES IN THE NATURE OF STIMULATING AND MAINTAINING INTEREST IN GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP, CITIZENSHIP, AND BASEBALL ACTIVITIES THROUGH [ ORGANIZING ] * PROVIDING ADVICE AND GUIDANCE FOR * BASEBALL [ TEAMS AND ] LEAGUES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES [ FOR ] * SERVING * BOYS BETWEEN 12 AND 19 YEARS OF AGE [ AND FURNISHING ADVICE AND GUIDANCE TO PARTICIPANTS THEREIN ]. FIRST USE: 19681007. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19681007.

Filling Date:
1968-12-05
Registration Date:
1969-11-25
Current Basis:
1A
Owner:
BABE RUTH LEAGUE, INC.
Attorney of Record:
Lynn S. Fruchter, Esq.
Description of Mark:
(3) Illustration: Drawing or design which also includes word(s)/ letter(s)/number(s). The mark consist of a design element composed of a square and a diamond containing a silhouette of a male batter appearing within a baseball with the term "BABE RUTH" superimposed above the silhouette of a male batter and the term "BASEBALL" superimposed below the silhouette of a male batter.
Type of Mark:
Service mark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE

BABE RUTH LEAGUE

Serial Number:
71671411
Registration Number:
614107
Word Mark:
BABE RUTH LEAGUE
Goods and Services:

IC . US 100. G & S STIMULATING AND MAINTAINING INTEREST IN GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP, CITIZENSHIP, AND BASEBALL ACTIVITIES THROUGH ORGANIZING BASEBALL TEAMS AND LEAGUES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES FOR BOYS BETWEEN 12 AND 16 YEARS OF AGE AND FURNISHING ADVICE AND GUIDANCE TO PARTICIPANTS THEREIN. FIRST USE: 19531105. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19531105.

Filling Date:
1954-08-10
Registration Date:
1955-10-11
Current Basis:
1A
Owner:
BABE RUTH LEAGUE, INC.
Attorney of Record:
Lynn S. Fruchter
Description of Mark:
(3) Illustration: Drawing or design which also includes word(s)/ letter(s)/number(s).
Type of Mark:
Service mark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE
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