it's official: "linsanity" belongs to jeremy lin

Oooh. Check out this Pop! Vinyl Jeremy Lin figure from Funko. But as cool as it is, I just don't think I can bring myself to drop thirty or forty bucks on a 3.75" figure. Got $32.98? Get your Jeremy Lin figure here.

Meanwhile, it looks like Jeremy Lin's filing to register the term "Linsanity" with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has gone through. It's official -- "Linsanity" belongs to Jeremy Lin: Jeremy Lin awarded the trademark to the word ‘Linsanity,’ but his next deal in New York will be complicated.
"Linsanity" belongs to Jeremy Lin. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has registered the term for Lin, who in February moved to take control of the catchphrase that encapsulated his meteoric rise from undrafted player to starter.

Lin's filing Feb. 13 came six days after a California man with no ties to the Knicks guard became the first to apply for a Linsanity trademark. A second filing was made Feb. 9 and another Feb. 14.
It's certainly within his right. No doubt, it's Jeremy's people doing their job. But it kind of bums me out... I always felt like "Linsanity" was something you couldn't put a trademark on -- it belongs to all of us!

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