Originally posted on Shutdown Corner  |  Last updated 1/14/12

BALTIMORE - SEPTEMBER 27: Terrell Suggs #55 of the Baltimore Ravens takes the field against the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium on September 27, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Browns 34-3. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
Before the Baltimore Ravens' win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, Terrell Suggs announced his alma mater as, "Ball So Hard University." Soon after, merchandise from this make-believe school cropped up, and now a legal battle has broken out over who owns "Ball So Hard University." According to the Baltimore Sun, Brian Bussells, a man from Maryland, applied for a trademark three days after the game for the school name and started printing shirts. Suggs even appeared at a press conference in one of those shirts. A week and a half later, Suggs applied for the trademark and started to sell merchandise through his website. Bussells was surprised to see Suggs selling the gear. "I think Suggs started to try to sell shirts a few weeks after he knew I was selling them — so I was a little surprised," Bussells said. Other entrepreneurs also started to sell BSHU clothing, and they've received cease-and-desist letters from Suggs' camp. Now, Bussells and Suggs have to wait for the U.S. Patent and Tra...
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