J.J. Watt Trademarks
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September 21, 2023
J.J. Watt is a professional football player in the NFL. He plays defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals and is considered by many to be the greatest defensive player of all time. He is a three-time defensive player of the year.
Justin James (J.J.) Watt was born in Pewaukee, Wisconsin on March 22, 1989, to Connie and John Watt. J.J. comes from an athletic family (both of his brothers also play professional football) and always enjoyed sports. As a child, he was a fan of the Green Bay Packers, Chelsea F.C., and professional wrestling. He played hockey from the time he was a toddler until age 13 when he chose to focus on football.
J.J. Watt played high school football at Pewaukee High School, where he lettered in basketball, baseball, football, and track and field during each of his four years of high school. In football, he played tight end and defensive end. During his senior year, he was named Woodland Conference Player of the Year. Watt also won first-team All-State, All-County, All-Area, and All-Conference honors, as well as being named the most valuable player on his team. He was also first-team All-State in shot put and won the 2007 WIAA Division II Championship.
Watt was considered a two-star recruit coming out of high school and had the opportunity to attend Colorado, Minnesota, or Central Michigan. He chose to attend Central Michigan, where he played in 14 games and had 8 receptions. Unhappy with how he was utilized, he decided to give up his scholarship and become a walk-on for Wisconsin.
Even though Watt was a redshirt in 2008, he was still named scout team player of the year. During the 2009 season, he started 13 games as a defensive end for Wisconsin. It proved to be a successful move for Watt, as he recorded four and a half sacks and 15.5 tackles for a loss. He also had 44 combined tackles and five passes defended. He earned his first collegiate letter for that season.
During his second year at Wisconsin – his redshirt junior year – he would complete his first collegiate interception during a game against Michigan. For the season, Watt played in and started in 13 games, with seven sacks and 21 tackles for a loss. He had a combined 62 tackles with nine passes defended, and an interception. He was named an AP and Sports Illustrated second-team All- American, received All-Big Ten first-team honors, and won the Ronnie Lott Trophy in 2010. He was also voted as Wisconsin’s most valuable player. He decided to forgo his last year of college eligibility and declared for the NFL draft.
Watt was invited to the NFL combine where he had a nice showing overall. He was drafted 11th, in the first round, by the Texans. His rookie deal was for four years and was worth more than $11 million. He played in and started in all 16 regular-season games for the Texans during his rookie season. His first professional game with multiple sacks would occur that season against the Jacksonville Jaguars. At the end of his rookie season, he had five and a half sacks as well as 56 combined tackles and 13 tackles for a loss.
It was during this time that he established his Justin J. Watt Foundation, which helps to provide after-school activities for children as well as other community projects.
Watt’s 2012 football season is statistically one of the best played by a defensive end in the history of the NFL. He had 20.5 sacks and 81 combined tackles for the season, in addition to 39 tackles for a loss, 16 passes defended, and four forced fumbles. He was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year for the first time in his career, voted to the 2013 NFL Pro-Bowl Team, and named the Texans Team Most Valuable Player, in addition to winning an array of other prestigious awards.
He recorded another strong season in 2013 and was again voted to the Pro Bowl. An even more impressive 2014 season would send Watt to the Pro Bowl again and he was ranked second in league MVP votes. He was also listed as number one on the NFL’s Top 100 Players List. In 2015, he was again named NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
Later in his career, Watt would spend several seasons dealing with injuries, but overall, he has been named First-team All-Pro five times and been voted to five Pro Bowls. He has been the NFL sack leader twice and was also named the 2017 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year.
In early 2021, he asked to be released from the Texans and signed with the Arizona Cardinals.
In 2015, J.J. Watt filed a trademark application for “MEGAWATT” for shirts and headbands as well as comic books.
In 2018, he obtained a federal trademark registration for “HUNT GREATNESS” for shirts and wristbands.
In 2019, Watt obtained a federal trademark registration for a logo that is two side-by-side stylized images of the letter “J” for use on shirts, shoes, caps, and sweatshirts.
All of these items are sold in connection with raising money for his charity endeavors.
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IC 025. US 022 039. G & S shirts; sweatshirts; shoes; caps. FIRST USE: 20170700. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20170700.
IC 025. US 022 039. G & S shirts; wristbands. FIRST USE: 20151125. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20151125.
IC 016. US 002 005 022 023 029 037 038 050. G & S comic books. FIRST USE: 20130000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20130000.
IC 025. US 022 039. G & S shirts; headbands. FIRST USE: 20140000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20140000.