The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday officially granted Lynch's request to trademark the phrase, "I'm just here so I won't get fined."
A phrase originally aimed at not losing money can now put money in Marshawn Lynch’s pockets.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday officially granted Lynch’s request to trademark the phrase, “I’m just here so I won’t get fined.” His famous quote, of course, became popular after he repeated it at Super Bowl XLIX Media Day, as the Seahawks running back vehemently turned down media questions, instead answering reporters with a unique phrase each day.
Lynch first applied for the trademark on Feb. 18, and as of Tuesday, can control apparel using the phrase, including shirts, hats, beanies, hooded sweatshirts and more, according to a document filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
The Seahawks running back is no stranger to this process, as this becomes his fourth registered trademark. Lynch was granted a trademark for the term “Beast Mode” in 2009, and has since developed an apparel company based on the name. The company also sells apparel with another Lynch trademark, “About that action, boss” — and, now, his latest trademarked phrase.
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Speaking of Beast Mode, the Seahawks running back also has a new beastly looking ride. ESPN’s Darren Rovell tweeted a picture of Lynch’s brand new Jeep, all decked out in a fitting Beast Mode fashion.
In football-related news, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed Wednesday that Lynch will not be available to play in Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Arizona Cardinals. Lynch, who has appeared in only seven games this season due to injuries, may be available for the playoffs, which begin Jan. 9.