PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As Eagles enthusiasm continues, a few entrepreneurs are trying to profit from the name of the team’s now-famous trick play.
Several entrepreneurs are trying to lay claim to the name “Philly Special.”READ MORE: Prosecution To Rest Case Monday In Corruption Trial Of Labor Leader John Dougherty, City Councilmember Bobby Henon
In the days after the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office received five applications to trademark “Philly Special” for use on clothing, hats, and in one application, a cheesesteak.SportsLine Week 8 NFC East Picks: 'Everybody Is Piling On The Cowboys, And You Can't Blame Them,' Says Larry Hartstein
Michael Burns, an intellectual property attorney with the law firm DLA Piper, isn’t representing any of the applicants and wouldn’t speculate on their chances of success. He says if any are, there would be a comment period.
“If, for example, another party thinks that for whatever reason ‘Philly Special’ should not be registered, they will have an opportunity to come in and argue their point if they choose to,” he said.MORE NEWS: In-Person Learning To Remain Open If SEPTA Strike Occurs, Philadelphia School District Says
Burns says it typically takes six months to a year before trademark applications are approved.