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Robert Griffin III in trademark dispute over 'RGIII'

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12:57 PM ET 04.20 | Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III filed paperwork to trademark the phrases "RG3" and "RGIII," but both of his filings have been opposed by the California-based off-road motorcycle racing suspension parts company Research Group 3, according to Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post. RGIII, the quarterback, is attempting to trademark the phrases for use on "shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, pants, shorts, footwear, hats, caps, [and] athletic uniforms." After the filing, Research Group 3 filed an extension with the Trademark Office to oppose Griffin; those extensions expire next week. Research Group 3, who have been endorsed by stars such as Travis Pastrana, say they aren't seeking to profit off Griffin's fame, but want to prevent any marketplace confusion between the two. Catherine Holland, who is representing Research Group 3, said, "We just want to clearly delineate the rights that each party has with regard to the phrase RG3."

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April 20, 2013  12:59 PM ET

Maybe he should trademark the term "career ending injury". He's going to need it soon if Shanahan doesn't change his ways.

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April 20, 2013  01:02 PM ET
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You're another one, the head coaches can no longer be blamed for that crap.

That's funny. Let's hear more of your "wisdom".

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April 20, 2013  01:08 PM ET
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oh no, someone didn't agree with you, so sad....last I checked, qb's are football players, about time he acts like one.

It isn't a matter of agreeing with me. When you say something as demonstrably wrong and patently stupid like stating that the head coach bears no responsibility for continuing to play an already injured and ineffective player, there's no need for further discussion.

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April 20, 2013  01:12 PM ET
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The doc get sthe final say. You wanna challenge the NFL, go right ahead. ps...quite being a whiner...grow a pair will ya

Sure thing, genius. Right after you grow a brain.

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April 20, 2013  01:13 PM ET
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Too bad he cares more about that than actually playing football....damn celebrities.

Wait till he gets a load of this information.

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April 20, 2013  01:37 PM ET
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look at this now

are you always like this? or have you been practicing in front of the mirror again?

 
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