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Tim Tebow prevails in trademarking 'Tebowing'

12:43 PM, Oct 22, 2012   |    comments
Tim Tebow 'Tebowing' last year with the Denver Broncos.(Photo: Ron Chenoy, USA TODAY Sports)
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Dropping to a knee like Tim Tebow might cost you now.

The New York Jets backup quarterback has officially trademarked "Tebowing," the move in which he goes down on one knee and holds a clenched fist against his forehead while praying during games. After Tebow led the Denver Broncos to a series of fourth-quarter comeback victories last season, "Tebowing" swept the country - with actor Robert Downey Jr. even doing it at the Oscars.

New York's Newsday first reported that the trademark was approved last week after paperwork was filed in April.

Tebow said Friday he wasn't aware the trademark was official.

"I know it was something that was cool for me in the past, but it's not something I do as Tebowing,' " Tebow said, via ESPNNewYork.com. "It's something I do that's prayer for me, and then it got hyped up as Tebowing. So I think (it's) just to control how it's used, as well. Make sure it's used in the right way."

Tebow, a devout Christian, said his representatives filed on his behalf not for financial gain, though Tebow said any money he might make on the move in the future would go to his charity, the Tim Tebow Foundation.

USA Today

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