Found May 09, 2012 on
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The Washington Redskins quarterback, in an effort to protect his name, is taking legal measures to ensure no one improperly benefits from his fame or success, CSN Washington reports (via ChangeLegal.com).
With the help of an attorney Griffin created his own company, Thr3escompany, LLC and submitted the paperwork to trademark four of his aliases — RGIII, RG3, Robert Griffin III, and Unbelievable Believable.
This is so his name or nickname cannot be printed on “shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, pants, shorts, footwear, hats, caps, athletic uniforms” without his consent.
The phrase, “Unbelievably Believable,” is a reference to his Heisman Trophy acceptance speech.
“This is unbelievably believable. It’s unbelievable because in the moment we’re all amazed when great things happen. But it’s believable because great things don’t happen without hard work.”
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The person was Robert Griffin III, the phenomenon was RG3. If you used the number it sounded like a sports car. If you used the Roman numerals it looked like an event.
Either way, it was the truth.
You may have heard the news Griffin III is trademarking both of those symbols. People have been hocking RG3 stuff all over Washington, D.C. since the Redskins took the former Baylor...
When the Washington Redskins drafted Robert Griffin III with the second pick of the NFL Draft, they knew they had their new franchise quarterback.
The team sees dollar signs in their new quarterback, and Griffin shares that same sentiment.
Shortly after being drafted, Griffin hired an attorney and created an LLC, named Thr3escompany, according to a report by USA Today.
Robert Griffin III is already more than a household name, and if all goes to plan for the Redskins he’s going to be an NFL superstar. As we know, these things don’t always turn out the way teams hope they will. But Griffin isn’t taking any chances. If and when he becomes a celebrity athlete, nobody is going to be making money off RG3′s name without permission.
Robert Griffin III is going to do very well for himself, no matter what happens on the football field. The new starting QB for the Washington Redskins is acting quickly on his fame, and has already put the wheels in motion to profit off himself. There are several reports that Griffin hired an attorney almost [...]
Robert Griffin III could soon capitalize on his booming popularity in the nation's capital and beyond. Griffin applied for trademark applications for "RGIII," "RG3" and the phrase "Unbelievably Believable" and generated an LLC to be known as "Thr3escompany," according to the Sports Business Journal and Changelegal.com. Griffin'...
Courtesy of Dan Steinberg over at D.C. Sports Bog comes this photo of what at the very least likely the first photo to emerge online of a Washington Redskins fan who has gone ahead and got himself some Robert Griffin III tattoo goodness etched into his skin. Obviously, this fellow believes that the team has [...]
In 2011, former Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousin led Michigan State to play against Wisconsin in the first ever Big 10 Championship. In a draft that was filled with star quarterbacks like Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Tannehill and Brandon Weeden, Cousins was one of the quarterbacks that went on the back burner.
After being drafted with the seventh pick in the fourth...
Andrew Strickert is my long time blogging colleague who covers the Tennessee Titans for Total Titans on the Bloguin Network. Andrew overheard an assessment of Robert Griffin III and his NFL prospects that he thought would interest Washington Redskins fans — not that Redskins fans need convincing about RG3. We thought it was good enough to turn into a guest post. Read on.