College Student Trademarks Gabby Douglas Nickname

He locks up 'Flying Squirrel' ... for now
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 18, 2012 11:38 AM CDT
Olympic champion gymnast Gabby Douglas pretends to talk on the phone while posing for photos on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 14.   (AP Photo/Alex Katz)
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(Newser) – While most Olympic fans were oohing and aahing over Gabby Douglas' gold-medal performance in gymnastics, a Fordham business student oohed, aahed, and then filed to trademark her "Flying Squirrel" nickname on August 6, reports TMZ. AJ Rotonde hopes to make a bundle selling T-shirts and the like—or selling the trademark to Gabby. He can't do anything, however, until the application is formally approved, which could take months. In the meantime, Gabby could file a challenge to the US Patent and Trademark Office.

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