LeBron James' 'Taco Tuesday' Trademark Denied

LeBron James' 'Taco Tuesday' Trademark Denied

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The videos became something of a social media sensation, with James making special "It's Taco Tuesday" T-shirts and new Lakers forward Anthony Davis even making a special guest appearance. That phrase has been around forever, used by everyone, but James has popularized it on Instagram this year.

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James continues to make an impression (good or bad) on social media by posting his weekly Taco Tuesday escapades during the offseason.

The United States Patent & Trademark Office denied LeBron James' request to trademark the phrase "Taco Tuesday", according to files obtained by lawyer Josh Gerben.

But the USPTO found that "Taco Tuesday" can not function as a trademark because it is a commonplace phrase, meaning too many people already use the phrase colloquially to describe their own taco-eating exploits that also take place on Tuesdays. Officials determined that the phrase was a "commonplace term". First discovered by @JoshGerben.

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James' spokesman pointed out that the USPTO's ruling will protect not only James but anyone else from using "Taco Tuesday" for business reasons.

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