Alhambra man tries to claim his piece of 'Linsanity'
Yenchin Chang has become the first person to file a trademark application for the term "LINsanity," which popped up as a catchphrase and Twitter hashtag after Lin's spectacular performance in guiding the Knicks to a recent winning streak.
On Feb. 7, Chang filed for a trademark on the term so that it could be used on T-shirts, hats, headbands, hoodies and any other piece of apparel on which it could be emblazoned.
Two others have filed to trademark the term: Andrew Slayton of Los Altos, Calif., filed on Feb. 9 (he has filed for "Linsanity"); and a Washington lawyer, on Feb. 13, filed on behalf of Jeremy Lin (the variation: "LINSANITY").
Although lawyers say Chang won't likely be able to cash in on Linsanity, the 35-year-old says he wants to support another Taiwanese American.
"I wanted to be a part of the excitement," Chang told Bloomberg News. "I'm very proud of Jeremy."
-- Rick Rojas
Photo: Jeremy Lin drives past Isaiah Thomas of the Sacramento Kings. Credit: Chris Trotman / Getty Images