The trademark filings was related to using the name for trading cards, other collectibles and clothing, but Brady said merchandising wasn’t the intent of the move. Brady told reporters at the Patriots facility that he is not a fan of the nickname and that he tried to gain the trademark in order to keep anyone from using it in concert with his name.
Brady said it was “unfortunate” that it looked like he was trying to block Seaver or his family from using the name.
“Good lesson learned and I’ll try to do things a little different in the future,” Brady said, via NBCSportsBoston.com.
And that’s the end of the ballad of “Tom Terrific” for this offseason.