Swin Cash Trademarks
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September 15, 2023
Swintayla Cash, known as “Swin” is a retired basketball player who played for more than a decade in the Women’s National Basketball Association before transitioning to management duties in the New Orleans Pelicans organization in the National Basketball Association.
Swintayla Marie Cash was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania on September 22, 1979. She was raised along with her two brothers and sister by her mother Cynthia in the Pittsburgh area. She attended McKeesport Area High School, where she was active in drama, cheerleading, basketball, baseball, and track. She excelled at basketball and was named an All-American. Cash played in the WBCA High School All-America Game and was named the game’s most valuable player.
Cash attended the University of Connecticut, where as a freshman, she averaged 9.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. As a sophomore, she averaged 9.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. She was an integral part of the university’s team, helping them to win the NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Championship in 2000. As a junior, she averaged 12.2 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Cash improved to 14.9 points and 8.6 points per game as a senior. She helped the team to a perfect season and the NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Championship in 2002. She scored 1,583 points in her college career and was named 2002 Final Four Most Outstanding Player and an All-American. In 2006, she was recognized as one of the “Huskies of Honor” by the university.
In 2002, Cash was drafted second by the Detroit Shock. She made an immediate impact, starting in all 32 games that she played in and she averaged 14.8 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 2.7 assists with more than one steal per game. She had a stellar second season with the Shock improving to 16.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game. That season, she helped her team to a WNBA Championship, the first in their franchise’s history. Additionally, she played in the 2003 WNBA All-Star Game and was named to the All-WNBA Second Team.
In 2004, Cash represented the United States at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens where the team won a gold medal.
For the Detroit Shock’s 2004 season, she averaged 16.4 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game in the 32 games that she started and played in. In 2005, she only averaged 5.7 points per game but was still invited to play in the WNBA All-Star Game. Cash’s 2006 season saw her on top of her game again, averaging 10.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game, as well as a second WNBA Championship. In 2007, she averaged 11.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game and won the NBA Shooting Stars championship.
Cash departed from the Shock for the Seattle Storm in 2008. She was also afforded new media opportunities, such as working as an on-screen analyst for ESPN’s NBA Fastbreak, doing commentary for the 2008 Olympic Games shown on NBC, and making a cameo in Bring It On: All or Nothing.
While playing for the Seattle Storm in 2008, Cash averaged 11.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game. In 2009, she averaged 12.2 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game. She also played in the WNBA All-Star game and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. In 2010, she helped the Storm to win a WNBA Championship. Cash again played in the WNBA All-Star game and was named the game’s most valuable player. In her final year with the Storm, she averaged 13.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game.
Cash was chosen to represent the United States at the 2010 FIBA World Championship, as well as the 2012 Olympics. The United States won gold at both events.
In 2012, Cash was traded to the Chicago Sky. Cash played well for two seasons in Chicago before being traded to the Atlanta Dream and then to New York Liberty, where she played only a combined 32 games for the entire 2014 season. She spent two more seasons in New York before she retired.
After her playing career ended, Cash was named the Vice President of Basketball Operations and Team Development for the New Orleans Pelicans. The initial announcement of her induction into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame came in June 2020, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, she was not able to be ceremonially inducted until 2022.
In 2021, Swin Cash filed a trademark application for “SWIN CASH” for endorsement services as well as educational and entertainment services.
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IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S Endorsement services, namely, promoting the goods and services of others. FIRST USE: 19790922. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20020401.
IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S Educational and entertainment services, namely, providing motivational and educational speakers; Educational and entertainment services, namely, providing motivational and educational speakers in the field of self- and personal improvement. FIRST USE: 19790922. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20020401.