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Trademarking “THE”

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In 1878, the Ohio legislature passed a law which officially changed the name of the public institution located in Columbus, Ohio to “The Ohio State University.” Since then, persons affiliated with the campus have conditioned themselves to consistently and proudly boast the word “The” when referring to their school. Officials for The Ohio State University […]

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The Baseball Glove that Took the Sting Out

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Even though baseball gloves were being produced in the 19th Century, what many regard as the forerunner to the modern glove was patented in 1922 by William (“Bill”)  L. Doak (U.S. Patent No. 1,426,824).  Mr. Doak’s glove incorporated “a plurality of strands” between the thumb and index finger to form a pocket to catch and […]