Redskins' RG3 Challenged In Bid To Trademark Nickname

Law360, Chicago (June 25, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT) -- Motorcycle products company Research Group Three Inc. lodged an opposition Monday to Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Lee Griffin III's bid to trademark his nickname "RG3" for use with apparel, saying the athlete's use of the mark would likely cause consumer confusion.

The Anaheim, Calif.-based firm develops off-road motorcycle racing suspension products and told the  U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's trademark trial and appeals board that it has continuously used and been known by the acronym RG3 since it started its business in 1998.

Research Group said...
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