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Tebow reps seek to trademark 'Tebowing'

Tebow reps seek to trademark 'Tebowing'
New York Jets Tim Tebow runs for 3 yards in the second quarter against the Houston Texans in week 5 of the NFL season at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Oct 8, 2012. UPI /John Angelillo | License Photo

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A management and consulting firm representing New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow has filed a claim to trademark the term "Tebowing."

The claim, filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office after the firm, XV Enterprises, successfully blocked an attempt to trademark the term by a New York fan who used his website, tebowing.com, to sell apparel featuring the term -- which the website defined as "To get down on a knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different," CNN reported Monday.

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The Patent and Trademark office published the trademark Oct. 9, listing XV Enterprises, which has Tebow as its sole shareholder, as the owner. Those seeking to oppose the registration must do so within 30 days. If there is no opposition, or the opposition is deemed unsubstantiated by the trademark office, XV Enterprises will be given ownership of "Tebowing."

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