Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 4/22/13
Robert Griffin III is a wise young man, as last year he filed for a trademark with the US Patent Office on his nickname, ‘RGIII’ and RG3.’ One problem, another entity already is known by ‘RG3.’ Research Group 3, a motorcycle suspension parts company, is known in the industry by ‘RG3,’ and many of their products are labeled as such. They began operating in 1998, and the company is filing an extension with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to oppose both of the quarterback’s filings, per the DC Sports Bog: “We’re maintaining the status quo until we can work out a coexistence agreement,” said Catherine Holland, a California-based intellectual property lawyer with Knobbe Martens who is representing the company. “We just want to clearly delineate the rights that each party has with regard to the phrase RG3.” Interestingly enough, according to Rob Henricksen, the founder of the off-road motorcycle parts company, though Griffin was only 8-years-old when he started the business, it was only a few years later that his company began receiving letters and inquiries if their product had a connection to the young star athlete. For what it is worth, there are many riders with in the [...]
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