Ohio State University wants to trademark the word 'The'
The Ohio State University Buckeyes celebrate after a 52-3 win against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Ohio Stadium on Sept. 8, 2018, in Columbus. (CNN) - The Ohio State University is attempting to trademark the word "the," according to an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office. 88571984 was filed Thursday, and the school seeks to use the word "the" mainly on t-shirts, baseball caps and hats. "In order for a trademark to be registered for a brand of clothing, the trademark must be used in a trademark fashion. It officially became The Ohio State University in 1878.