The man who squatted several potential new names for the NFL franchise in Washington says he’s contacted the league to offer the trademarks for free … and he has the emails to prove it.
Martin McCaulay – aka “brand pork” (that’s what he calls himself) – was criticized by Washington fans when it came out that he got the trademarks for a bunch of possible alternate names … including landmarks of Washington, Americans, Veterans, Red-tailed Hawks, Feds and more.
Most people thought he would try to dismantle the franchise for a big salary, but McCauley says it’s BS
In fact, McCauley tells us that he contacted the NFL by email on July 4, offering his 10 brand names for free!
“My email was dated July 4, 2020 to the NFL Trademark Attorney and said ‘free marks’, a list of all my marks saying ‘you can have them for free’ and they didn’t respond.”
“I didn’t know how to reach anyone. I’m on Twitter, at the NFL, at the NFL commish. Take my marks, please! What do I have to do to get you to take those marks?”
As you know Washington is looking for a new name after a FINAL fall “Redskins” … following a scathing letter written by the National Congress of American Indians, an organization that represents more than 5 million Native Americans.
So Martin – who thinks the name change is long overdue – even hired a lawyer to help him pass on his trademarks.
“They won’t Accept my offer of free brands so I hired a lawyer to facilitate the transaction. His name is Darren Heitner, ”says McCaulay.
“He wrote a letter to Mr. Snyder with my offer, stating that I was trying to facilitate the name change. I don’t want to be an obstacle. Please. If you want any of M’s brands . McCaulay, or me, “pork brand,” like I like to go through this, just tell us what he needs to do to get out of your way? What is it? “
It is unclear why Washington did not respond – but in their defense, they were a little busy those last weeks.