With the new year come all sorts of opportunities for new beginnings, or so they say. From the look of things, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor really believes in this statement. A few days ago, as first reported by ESPN, Conor McGregor, through his company McGregor Sports and Entertainment, filed trademark requests for his name “Conor McGregor” as well as for his nickname “The Notorious”.
Both filings were recently posted on the website for the US Patent and Trademark Office and state that the fighter is planning to use his name and nickname in products like aftershave, videogames, books, clothing lines, restaurants, barbershops and health clubs.
It seems like Conor McGregor is starting to think about his business outside the Octagon. Conor wants to make cash in as many things as he can as long as he remains in the public’s good grace. He’s following the steps of Ronda Rousey who also filed for trademarks.
In her case, in addition to her name and nickname Ronda also filed requests for her infamous phrase ‘do nothing b**ch’ as well as ‘FTA’, which stands for ‘F**k them all’.
Although both Reebok and the UFC have rights to use McGregor’s name and nickname, neither of them is the owner of the marks.
There is one fighter who has the record for trademark files with over 230.
(Click on the second page to know who he is and the details)