Robert Griffin III is trademarking himself.
The Redskins’ new quarterback is taking preemptive legal steps to ensure that others don’t profit off of his name and his fame, Griffin has formed a company called Thr3escompany, LLC and has has submitted for trademarks to RGIII, RG3, Robert Griffin III, and Unbelievably Believable.
It’s not as though RG3 wants to collect money every time someone uses his name or nickname in print or on the air. The trademark application specified that he wanted to protect the use of them on “shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, pants, shorts, footwear, hats, caps, athletic uniforms.”
So, if you have had any “RG3” T-shirt printed up, you might want to figure out an alternate use for them.
The “Unbelievably believable” phrase comes from his Heisman Trohpy acceptance speech. Here is the full quote:
“This is unbelievably believable. It’s unbelievable because in the moment we’re all amazed when great things happen. But it’s believable because great things don’t happen without hard work.”