Richard Sherman Trademarks
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September 12, 2023
Richard Sherman is a professional football player and media personality, as well as a Super Bowl Champion, All-Pro, and Pro Bowl player.
Born in Los Angeles, California in 1988, Richard Kevin Sherman ran track and played football at Dominguez High School. He did not take football as seriously during his first two years of high school, because he was small in stature and had great speed while running track. However, as he started to excel more at football during his junior year of high school, he decided to work harder and focus more on the sport. After applying himself more to football in his senior year of high school, he would successfully play on both sides of the ball and accounted for more than 1,000 yards of offense. He was the salutatorian of his graduating class and graduated with a 4.2 GPA.
As a three-star recruit, Sherman received an athletic football scholarship to Stanford University. He was selected as an honorable mention wide receiver to the Freshman All-American Team. He continued to excel for the next two years before he suffered a devastating knee injury. Due to concerns that he had lost speed and some range of motion, he was asked by then-head coach, Jim Harbaugh to switch to the cornerback position. Sherman also excelled at cornerback and he recorded six interceptions in his last two years of college. He received his undergraduate degree in communications from Stanford University and began work on his Master’s Degree while he was there.
Sherman did not have the best performance at the NFL Combine, but his performances at the Senior Bowl and Stanford’s Pro Day were outstanding and were expected to raise his draft stock. However, Sherman wouldn’t be taken until the fifth round of the NFL Draft, behind 24 other cornerbacks, which is something he still sites as his motivation to excel in the sport.
He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks and signed to a standard four-year rookie deal. Sherman barely made the team’s final roster as the fourth cornerback, but he would record his first professional interception (against the Cincinnati Bengals) that season. By the end of the season, he led all rookies in interceptions and pass deflections and was named to the 2011 PFW All-Rookie Team.
Sherman was part of the Seattle Seahawks’ outstanding secondary, which was dubbed the “Legion of Boom” for their hard-hitting style that helped to lead the Seahawks to a victory in Super Bowl XLVIII. In the following season, the team signed Sherman to a very lucrative four-year deal making him the highest-paid corner in the NFL. Sherman stayed with the Seahawks through some of the team’s rougher years following a lackluster follow-up performance to their Super Bowl victory. Richard Sherman was released from the Seahawks team after the 2017 season.
In 2018, Sherman played for the San Francisco 49ers. With the 49ers, he would return to the Superbowl for the third time in his career, but the team would end up losing to the Kansas City Chiefs in 2019. Sherman would spend much of his time with the 49ers injured, dealing with both hamstring and Achilles issues. He became a free agent again at the end of the 2019 season.
Sherman played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2021 but was only able to play in five games that season, as he spent some time on the COVID-IR list, before suffering a calf injury.
During his career, Sherman has helped to win a Super Bowl, been named an All-Pro five times, been voted to the Pro Bowl five times, has led the NFL in interceptions, and was named to the National Football League 2010s All-Decade Team.
Sherman is married to Ashley Moss and they have two children together. The family resides in Yorba Linda, California.
Blanket Coverage – The Richard Sherman Family Foundation is a charity that helps underprivileged children and families and was founded by Richard Sherman. He is also a co-owner of the Glacier Boyz for the Fan Controlled Football League. Sherman also owns Anthro Interactive, Inc. which is responsible for the Shermoji – or Richard Sherman emojis.
In 2018, Anthro Interactive, Inc. obtained a federal trademark registration for “OFFICIALIZE” for advertising services, specifically promoting and marketing goods and services of others and brands.
In 2018, the company also obtained a federal trademark registration for “RSPCT” for use on clothing like hats, t-shirts, ball caps, etc.
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IC 025. US 022 039. G & S Hats; Tops as clothing; Tops as clothing for men, women, children; Baseball caps and hats; Hoodies; Sports caps and hats. FIRST USE: 20170801. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20170801.
IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S Advertising services, namely, promoting and marketing the goods and services of others through all public communication means; Advertising and publicity services; Advertising and publicity services, namely, promoting the goods, services, brand identity and commercial information and news of third parties through print, audio, video, digital and on-line medium; Advertising and commercial information services, via the internet; Advertising and promotional services; Advertising and marketing services provided by means of indirect methods of marketing communications, namely, social media, search engine marketing, inquiry marketing, internet marketing, mobile marketing, blogging and other forms of passive, sharable or viral communications channels. FIRST USE: 20170115. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20170115.