COLUMBUS, Ohio — Buckeye fans know it isn’t just Ohio State, it is THE Ohio State University.
Now the university has filed a request to trademark the word “the.”
The application was filed on August 8th. On the application, the university says it is for a brand of clothing.
According to Josh Gerben of trademark law firm Gerben Law Firm, Ohio State submitted designs for hats and shirts with ‘the’ as a sort of logo.
The Ohio State University has filed a trademark application on the word "THE."
The filing, made on August 8th, indicates #OhioState is offering a brand of "THE" clothing.
Not sure how 'The U' will feel about this one.
— Josh Gerben (@JoshGerben) August 13, 2019