Ezekiel Elliott Trademarks
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September 8, 2023
Ezekiel Elliott is a professional football player. He was a national champion in college and now plays for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League.
Ezekiel Elliott was born in St. Louis, Missouri in July of 1995. His mother, Dawn, was a three-sport athlete in high school before running track for the University of Missouri, where she met his father Stacy, a linebacker for the university. Other athletically gifted members of Elliott’s family include his grandfather, who played college basketball at Drake University, and his uncle, professional basketball player Shawn Huff, who plays for the Finnish National Team.
Elliott was a standout athlete in high school where he excelled in baseball, football, basketball, and track. He led his high school football team to three state championships, and although the team did not win, he won four state championships in track and field and was named Gatorade Track Athlete of the Year for his state. Coming out of high school, he was invited to play in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He was widely considered a four-star recruit in football. It was expected that he would choose his parents’ alma mater, however, he surprised everyone when he announced his commitment to Ohio State University.
As a freshman, Elliott was only a backup and generally played on special teams. He became a starting player in his sophomore year, where he had six games with more than 100 yards. He helped to lead the team to a Big Ten Championship as well as a National Title. He was named the Offensive MVP of the National Championship game. As a junior, he rushed for more than 100 yards in ten consecutive games before announcing that he would declare for the NFL Draft at the end of the season.
Before the draft, Elliott received a lot of praise and was compared to legendary running back Adrian Peterson. He was chosen by the Dallas Cowboys as the fourth pick of that draft. His rookie contract was worth almost $25 million over four years.
In his rookie season, he became the starting running back for the Cowboys. Ezekiel had a stellar rookie season, rushing for more than 1,000 yards in just nine games, only the second Cowboy, and the third league running back to do so. He had a career-defining game in week 10, with over 200 rushing yards and three touchdowns. That year he also broke the Cowboys’ rookie rushing record with a 97-yard rushing touchdown and was the NFL’s top rusher. For his rookie season, he had 15 touchdowns and 1,631 yards, played in his first-ever playoff game, and was ranked seventh on the NFL Top 100 Players List.
Elliott was suspended for the first six games of the 2017 NFL season, although the suspension was put on hold during the legal decision-making process. Elliott did serve the suspension later in the season when it was reinstated. Even with the missed games, for the season, he had seven touchdowns and rushed for 983 yards. He was ranked 54th on the NFL Top 100 Players list.
In 2018, Elliott had three receiving touchdowns and six rushing touchdowns along with 567 receiving yards and 1,434 rushing yards. The Cowboys won the NFC East and made it to the divisional round of the playoffs. Elliott was listed as the 18th best player on the NFL Top 100 Players list.
At the beginning of the 2019 season, Elliott signed a new contract with the Cowboys. The contract was worth $90 million and it made him the highest-paid running back in the NFL at that time. He finished the season with two receiving and 12 rushing touchdowns as well as 420 receiving yards and 1,357 rushing yards in the 15 games he started. He was ranked 24th on the NFL Top 100 Players list.
During the 2020 season, which was affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic, Elliott had two receiving and six rushing touchdowns as well as 338 receiving yards and 979 rushing yards.
In 2018, Ezekiel Elliott LLC obtained a federal trademark registration for “EZE” to cover use on apparel including athletic uniforms, footwear, jerseys, jackets, and similar items. “EZE” is commonly used as a nickname for Elliot as it is a play on both his name and initials.
In 2021, Ezekiel Elliott jointly filed a trademark application for “214” with teammate, Dak Prescott, to cover use for the endorsement of goods and services rendered by others and for entertainer and sports services, specifically, coaching, personal trainer services, and sport camp services. Elliot has hosted youth sports camps near Dallas, St. Louis, and in Mexico. The number 214 is significant to Elliott because it is a combination of his jersey number “21” and his best friend and teammate Dak Prescott’s jersey number “4.” It is also the most common Dallas, Texas area code.
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IC 025. US 022 039. G & S Athletic apparel, namely, shirts, pants, jackets, footwear, hats and caps, athletic uniforms; athletic uniforms; clothing for athletic use, namely, padded pants; clothing for athletic use, namely, padded shirts; clothing for athletic use, namely, padded shorts; clothing, namely, arm warmers; clothing, namely, athletic sleeves; clothing, namely, base layers; clothing, namely, neck tubes; footwear; gloves as clothing; headbands for clothing; hoods; infant and toddler one piece clothing; jackets; jerseys; pants; shirts; ties; triathlon clothing, namely, triathlon tights, triathlon shorts, triathlon singlets, triathlon shirts, triathlon suits; wearable garments and clothing, namely, shirts; women's clothing, namely, shirts, dresses, skirts, blouses; wristbands. FIRST USE: 20160115. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20160115.