Tom Brady has been denied by the U.S. trademark offices for his request to trademark the name 'Tom Terrific'. Problem is Tom Seaver, legendary MLB player also had the same nickname.

The mark TOM TERRIFIC points uniquely and unmistakably to Tom Seaver and the fame or reputation of Tom Seaver as ‘Tom Terrific’ is such that a connection between Mr. Seaver and the applied-for goods would be presumed,” the USPTO wrote in a document found in its trademark-application database", according to the Washington Post.

After it was denied, Brady claimed he was looking to own the nickname to block other people from using it, claiming he hated the name. Not all fans bought his excuse, though.

It’s unfortunate,” Brady said in June. “I was actually trying to do something because I didn’t like the nickname and I wanted to make sure no one used it because some people wanted to use it. I was trying to keep people from using it, and then it got spun around to something different than what it is. Good lesson learned, and I’ll try to do things a little different in the future. …

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