Tebowing is now trademarked.
Tim Tebow was in a battle with two fans who tried to trademark the verb that shows the New York Jets’ quarterback’s prayerful touchdown celebration, but Tebow has won out, ESPN reported.
“I know it was something that was cool for me in the past, but it’s not something I do as ‘Tebowing,’ it’s something I do that’s prayer for me and then it got hyped up as Tebowing,” Tim Tebow said. “So I think just to control how it’s used as well. Make sure it’s used in the right way.”
But lest anyone think this is just a money grab for Tim Tebow, the Tebowing Trademark will actually help a good cause. Tebow said he doesn’t plan to make any money off the trademark, but, if it was eventually commercialized, he would give the profits to his Tim Tebow Foundation. For now, Tebow said he can’t imagine a Tebowing-themed industry of hats, T-shirts, and holiday cards, ESPN noted.
Tebow had to battle the Tebowing Trademark away from others who were trying to get the trademark for themselves, and it was already being used as the name of a website. Tebow had filed paperwork in April with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Newsday noted that the quarterback was awarded the trademark October 9.
Tim Tebow might have more chances to try out the Tebowing Trademark this week. Jets coach Rex Ryan told reporters that he’s considering putting Tebow in at running back to help his banged-up backfield, though Newsday noted that Tebow has been coy about what his role will be this weekend in the Jets game against the New England Patriots.