The AP has a report out today outlining why the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office denied Ohio State University’s trademark filing on the word The.”

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=”17″]The patent office cited the trademark appears to be used for merely decorative manner” and as an ornamental feature” that doesn’t appear to function as a trademark that would differentiate the items from others.[/perfectpullquote]

This was so dumb.