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By Sukey Omran
What inspires a trademark? Everyone has their story… but none quite like NBA player, Lou Williams. Williams has filed a U.S. trademark application for LEMON PEPPER LOU for use in association with various clothing articles. The trademark application, in Williams’ words, came out of the desire to 'own a joke'.
In order to resume the NBA season, players were required to abide by strict rules to protect the safety of their quarantine bubble. On a pre-approved trip to attend a friend’s funeral, Williams stopped in at an Atlanta strip club, famous for its delicious lemon pepper wings. When the media caught wind of William’s pit stop, he was plagued with the name “Lemon Pepper Lou”.
Williams' story goes to show that brands can originate from the most unlikely stories. Williams turned a joke into a business idea.
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