Alex Dunlap of Orangebloods.com tweeted out a link to the trademark filing for #WRTS today - the hashtag meaning "We Run This State" that was popularized by the AggieFBLife social media hub - and it turns out that Texas A&M does not actually own it. According to the filing, Coris Mack, father of 5-Star Gladewater defensive tackle, Daylon Mack, filed for the trademark on June 17th, 2014.
Time for #Aggies to retire the #WRTS hashtag. Daylon Mack's mother owns the trademark. Unreal. http://t.co/XIkiCnGeXH— Alex Dunlap (@AlexDunlapNFL) December 20, 2014
Why exactly Daylon Mack's father decided to register the trademark is unknown, but it will be interesting to see if he feels like fighting for it in court now that his son has de-committed from Texas A&M:
I have decomitted from Texas A&M and I will be releasing my top two schools around noon Saturday!— THEE MACK TRUCK (@DaylonMack) December 19, 2014
There certainly didn't seem to be any confusion over who owned it back on May 29th of this year, when Daylon tweeted out this picture of himself: