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Denise Whiting
Designer seeking trademark for 'hOn' design
Designer seeking trademark for 'hOn' design

Looks like one of Baltimore's favorite words is being run through the U.S. patent office yet again. A Baltimore man identified as Thaddeus Stamps has applied to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a trademark on a design that incorporates the word “Hon,” along with an “O” that looks very much like the design used in Baltimore Orioles merchandise. The application seeks a trademark for the design, which consists of “the stylized cursive letters ‘hOn’ with a border around the text.” The application says the design could be used on hats, shirts, hooded sweatshirts and athletic apparel. Hats with the logo are currently being offered...