Friday, May 10, 2013

Soccer star seeks to trademark iconic heart-shaped hand gesture

British soccer star Gareth Bale is looking to cash in on his signature goal celebration of putting his fingers into the shape of a heart by trademarking the common hand gesture.

The Tottenham winger has filed an application at the Intellectual Property Office to trademark a logo depicting his heart-hands celebration with the Welshman's No. 11 in the middle.

Bale, who filed the application on March 26, appears to have his eyes on a number of merchandising opportunities, including putting the logo on "clothing, footwear and headgear."

On the application, under "list of goods," it states: "Precious metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals or coated therewith, not included in other classes; jewellery, precious stones; horological and chronometric instruments, parts and fittings for the aforesaid goods.

"Leather and imitations of leather, and goods made of these materials and not included in other classes; animal skins, hides; trunks and travelling bags; umbrellas, parasols and walking sticks; whips, harness and saddlery.

"Clothing, footwear and headgear."

The owner's name is listed as Gareth Bale, courtesy of "The Stellar Group Limited."

Poor Sharon Osbourne. Looks like someone beat her to the punch.

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