On March 20, 2020, Tom Brady signed a two-year $50 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This came after much speculation as to where Brady would go to a new team, or if he would stay with the New England Patriots – the team he has won six super bowl championships with during his 20-year career.
Now that Brady is officially a Buccaneer, he sought to trademark “Tompa Brady” and “Tampa Brady.” If he is granted the trademark, these two phrases will be used on a wide variety of merchandise, including headwear and apparel.
However, a few people beat Brady to file trademarks for “Tompa Brady” and “Tampa Brady” before Brady did on April 6, 2020. On March 31, 2020, a man in St. Petersburg, Florida filed a trademark for “Tompa Brady” for use on hats and shirts. There have also been trademarks filed for “Tompa Bay Beach Club,” “Tompa Bay Buccaneers,” and “Tompa Bay Florida.”
Brady even joked about the filing of his trademarks with Drew Brees, quarterback of the New Orleans Saints. Brady tweeted, “I never understood why Drew wasn’t making Drew Orleans shirts…”