Originally written on The Awesome Boston  |  Last updated 4/30/13
Boston Herald: Gronk Nation is throwing a penalty flag against a popular Peabody T-shirt maker. The Florida company formed by New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and his fellow NFL-playing brothers Dan and Chris has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Sully’s Tees for allegedly selling unauthorized “Gronk” T-shirts. Gronk Nation received federal trademark designations in December for “Gronk Nation,” “Gronk” and “Get Gronk’d” for endorsement purposes. While an application to trademark “Gronk” for hats, shirts and wristbands is pending, the Gronkowskis still have protection under Massachusetts law, according to their Boston ­attorney. A.B. Looks like Sully’s is about to get Gronk’d by Gronk. Which begs the question… why Sully’s? Plenty of other t-shirts companies sell Gronk themed apparel. A quick Google search reveals different variations of the word Gronk appearing on t shirts by at least 6 different sites. So, what’s next, trademarking “Yo Soy Fiest
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