Now, often when we use the term “trademarked,” we use it figuratively, talking about a person who has put their stamp on a particular thing. In this case, however, we mean it literally.
The day after he uttered the phrase, Harper or one of his representatives filed for a trademark. The application was first uncovered by Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post. Here it is:
As you can see, Harper and Under Armour want to put the phrase on everything from t-shirts to gloves to tampons. Personally? I’m just pissed that Heath Ledger is dead. Would’ve loved to have seen him reprise his role as the joker and say things like, “Do you want to knowwww… how I got this smile on my FACE? Well – sniffles, wipes nose – that’s a clown question, bro™!”
No such luck, I guess.
Harper joins his NL East-mate Jimmy Rollins in trademarking things that most really don’t care about using for profitable gain. In 2010, Rollins applied for and later received a trademark for J-Roll™.
H/T to (@AFriedman15)