Patent Office Denies LeBron James' Attempt to Trademark "Taco Tuesday,"


On Wednesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected NBA star LeBron James' attempt to trademark the phrase "Taco Tuesday," ruling that it "is a commonplace term, message or expression widely used by a variety of sources." But James isn't bummed: One of his spokesman told ESPN that the application was filed "to ensure LeBron cannot be sued for any use of Taco Tuesday," adding, "Finding 'Taco Tuesday' as commonplace achieves precisely what the intended outcome was, which was getting the U.S. government to recognize that someone cannot be sued for its use."